By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Will Smith is back home in Philadelphia, talking about his new memoir, “Will.” He kicked off his five-city tour with an evening of stories with friends at The Met Philly.

Smith explained why he gets so personal in the book.

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“I think I got to the point where I felt like I had enough experiences and I felt like I had suffered enough and won enough that I could share something that would be helpful,” Smith said.

Smith entertained the crowd for a little bit before sitting down with Queen Latifah.

Earlier, Smith stopped by Harriet’s Bookshop in Fishtown to sign copies of his book.

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He was mobbed by fans as he made his way inside. Cameras were not allowed inside.

A couple of people who were able to get Smith to sign copies of the book say this is a dream come true.

“I was raised off of Will Smith like when I tell you ‘Fresh Prince,’ ‘Men In Black,’ ‘Wild Wild West’ — anything with Will Smith, my parents was like you have to watch him, to represent,” one fan said.

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Smith’s book goes on sale Tuesday.