People probably respond with disbelief when they learn for the first time that one of their favorite actors, Hill Harper, is also a bestselling author. Make that bestselling author times four. His past books such as Letters to a Young Brother and Letters to a Young Sister have sold millions of copies.
Harper, 47, spent the last 9 years starring as the brainiac forensic investigator on CSI: NY. Now starring on the USA Network’s Covert Affairs as a Colombia-based CIA bureau chief, he has somehow — somehow — found time to write his fifth, and he says probably final, non-fiction book, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones.
Harper’s newest book, released this week, is part advice to inmates, part wake-up call to America regarding the alarming rate at which America is incarcerating its population.
“Our system of incarceration in this country is more than broken,” said Harper. “If we just look at some of the data: we go backRead More »from Hill Harper: Actor on a Mission to Fight ‘Hyper-Incarceration’ in U.S.