There’s a pervasive myth out there that once you get married, you stop being cool. Unfortunately for proponents of the institution, historical precedent backs up this negative stereotype. John gets hitched to Yoko and the Beatles break up. Whitney and Bobby make it official and she develops a crack addiction. Katie and Tom become TomKat and she refuses to consider a Dawson’s Creek reunion. Apparently, wedding bands give people the superpower to suck. But there are some lone voices out there in the pop culture wastelands screaming, “I swear it hasn’t made me a lamer person!” No spokesman for the magnificence of matrimony has been louder or more amusing than comedian-turned-actor-turned-radio-host-turned-relationship-guru Steve Harvey, who manages to be happily married and funny as fuck. His latest book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, gives the fairer sex some insights into the twisted minds of men. Harvey’s advice might not be able to resuscitate Joey and Pacey, but he just might be able to help some couples keep their cool.
STEVE HARVEY SPEAKS AT 7 P.M. AT BORDERS, 1801 K ST. NW. FREE. (202) 466-4999.