On the November 7 episode of CBS News Sunday Morning, they ran a profile of legendary talk show host Dick Cavett. The central question of the piece was “Could the Dick Cavett show survive today?” Short answer: “No.” His new book is a collection of his essays on many aspects of modern life, often digging back into transcripts of his old talk shows to find some nuggets of wisdom to impart.
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On the November 6th episode of The Early Show, one of the guests was Kim Barnouin of the “Skinny Bitch” media empire. She prepared a meal the viewers had voted for with white bean and kale soup, eggplant parmesan and chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. Yum! Also embedded in this post is the extra video she did for the website that didn’t air, but is her talking about vegan cooking.
Her newest book is both a cookbook and a guide on how to stay skinny in today’s world despite all the pressures of modern American life that keep us from eating properly and exercising sufficiently.
On the November 5th episode of The Talk, athlete Marion Jones appeared to discuss her new memoir. Covering her troubled career with top performances in track and field to her lows of being found guilty of doping and going bankrupt, she tells her own story of sin and redemption.
On the October 29 episode of Late Show With David Letterman, Dave welcomed actor and activist Michael J. Fox. His new book is a memoir of his life since he learned he has Parkinson’s Disease, how he has dealt with it and what that adversity has taught him.
On the October 28th episode of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, veteran actor Michael Caine appeared to talk about his career as well as his new book, an autobiography of his nearly 60 years in show business. Sadly, Craig Ferguson did not choose to use his own Michael Caine impression during the interview.
First post for a new program! On the October 28th episode of The Talk, the ladies interviewed blogger and daughter of John McCain, Meghan McCain. Her new book is her behind the scenes look at the 2008 Presidential campaign from the view of someone who was in the room most of the time.
On the October 24th episode of CBS News Sunday Morning, one of the profiles was of mystery writer Lee Child. He is the author of the Jack Reacher series, the most recent novel of which is the 15th in the series.
On the October 24th episode of CBS News Sunday Morning, one of the segments was a profile of musician Keith Richards. He recently published his autobiography of his life and time in the Rolling Stones, the controversies, tragedies and triumphs of his nearly 50 years in the public eye.
On October 18th, the co-hosts of the new CBS daytime show The Talk appeared on The Early Show to talk about the program. One of the co-hosts is rock manager and reality show personality Sharon Osbourne. Her newest book is a roman a clef novel about two show business sisters and their bitter rivalry.
On October 15th, TV personality and author Sharon Osbourne appeared on The Early Show along with the co-hosts for her upcoming talk show The Talk (which of course we will cover here). Her newest book is a roman a clef novel about two show business sisters and their bitter rivalry.
On the October 14 episode of The Early Show, creator of the CSI franchise Anthony Zuiker appeared to talk about his new book. It is the next installment in his Level 26 series of “digi-novels” which includes bits that reach out into the real world in the form of online codes embedded in the book.
On the October 11th episode of Late Show With David Letterman, one of the guests was interviewed founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone Geoffrey Canada. His first book has recently been released in ebook format and contains both history of Canada’s exposure to violence during his childhood and also series of recommendations on how to alleviate violence in inner cities.
This post is a little bit of blog editor prerogative. Although I set up the ground rules of this site, I’m also choosing to relax them in this case. My original plan was to post about books less than a year old. The book in this post is much older than that, but as a big fan of Marc Maron and his WTF podcast, I’m posting it anyway. Check out his acerbic comedy and/or writing, you just might like it.
On the September 30th episode of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, comedian Marc Maron appeared to do his standup. This book is a simultaneously comedic and disturbing look inside the author’s mind, through his problems with substance abuse, relationship problems and the endemic narcissism of the comedian lifestyle.
On the September 27 episode of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, film director and author Guillermo del Toro appeared. He is known as the director of Pan’s Labrynth, the Hellboy films and the upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit. His most recent book as co-author is the second book in a horror series about a vampiric virus spreading through New York.