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You might say Hill Harper is the quintessential “Renaissance” man. Best known as an actor on TV shows like CSI: NY and such feature films as For Colored Girls, the Ivy League grad (Brown and Harvard) is also passionate about making a difference in the world.

Harper is the founder of Manifest Your Destiny, a non-profit that targets underserved youth and communities. The 45-year-old Iowa native is also a best-selling author whose books aim to encourage young people, as well as men and women seeking to build better relationships.

Now Harper has penned a fourth book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place (Gotham Books). The self-help guide offers financial advice, while also examining the meaning of true wealth — blessings like good health, family and love — that money can’t buy.

Now Harper is on a cross-country book tour that’s already hit such cities as New York, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. theGrio caught up with him by phone and later at Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, where hundreds braved pre-Hurricane Irene conditions to attend a book signing. Afterwards, Harper spent more than two hours autographing book copies and taking photos with fans.

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article courtesy of TheGrio.com

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