Books: "Calling It Quits"

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Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007

"Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over," by Deirdre Bair


If you've been married 20, 30, even 50 years, most people would expect you to stay married.

But these days, a growing number of older couples are splitting up.

Author Deirdre Bair talked to some of them for her latest book, "Calling It Quits: Late-Life Divorce and Starting Over."

She stopped by The Early Show Wednesday to talk about it. To watch the segment, .

To read an excerpt of "Calling it Quits," click here.

The excerpt is © 2007 by Deirdre Bair. Reprinted by arrangement with The Random House Publishing Group.



Monday, Jan. 29, 2007

"Antiques of the Future," by Lisa Roberts


A lot of today's antiques started out as yesterday's trash That's one reason they can be so hard to find.

And, believe it or not, some common items in your house today could be treasures someday.

On The Early Show Monday, Lisa Roberts, author of the book "Antiques of the Future," gave ideas of what you should hold onto. To see the segment, .

To read an excerpt, click here.



Thursday, Jan. 24, 2007

"Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland," by Mark Kreidler


What high school football is to Texans and high school basketball is to Hoosiers, high school wrestling is to Iowans.

Nationally acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kreidler chronicles the story of two high school wrestling champions trying to join the best of the best in his new book, "Four Days to Glory: Wrestling with the Soul of the American Heartland."

It tells of a culture in which teens' wrestling prowess can transform them into hometown idols.

Kreidler follows the tumultuous senior-year seasons of two such hopefuls, Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere, who were trying to become four-time state champions in their respective weight classes.

It's a sport fueled by passion and commitment, not corporate dollars or steroid-enhanced egos.

Kreidler discussed the book with co-anchor Harry Smith on The Early Show Thursday.

To read an excerpt, click here.



Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007

"The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy," by Vicki Iovine


Twelve years ago, "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" first hit bookstores.

Now, more than one-and-a-half million copies are in print, and author and mother of four Vicki Iovine has finished an expanded second edition of her very candid, very funny book.

Iovine stopped by The Early Show to talk about it. To see the segment, .

She says the update addresses changes that have taken place over the last dozen years in areas such as fashion, culture, and the age of new mothers.

Iovine also tells how she got the idea to do the book in the first place, and of her reaction to its success.

To read an excerpt, click here.

"The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" is published by Atria Books, which is part of Simon & Schuster, which itself is part of the CBS Corporation, as is CBSNews.com.



Monday, Jan. 22, 2007

"Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map: The Leave-Nothing-to-Chance, Worry-Free, All-Systems-Go Guide," by Ed Slott


Baby boomers will soon be retiring in record numbers, starting to cash in those IRAs and 401(k)s.

But financial adviser Ed Slott says it's crucial to protect those savings with a good exit strategy, in order to realize the rewards of all that planning without losing money to Uncle Sam.

He has advice in his new book, "Your Complete Retirement Planning Road Map."

To read an excerpt, click here.

On The Early Show Monday, Slott offered several tips to help boomers avoid the 300 mistakes he enumerates in his book. To watch the segment, .



Friday, Jan. 19, 2007

"The Joy of Text: Mating, Dating, and Techno-Relating," by Kristina Grish


Once upon a time, people wrote love notes on actual paper, sealed with a kiss.

But now, we have text messaing, instant messaging, and e-mails.

So how do you bring technology into your love life?

Kristina Grish has written a book about it, on actual paper! It's called "The Joy of Text: Mating, Dating, and Techno-Relating."

Grish stopped by The Early Show Friday to talk about it. To watch the video, .

To read an excerpt of "The Joy of Text," click here.

"The Joy of Text" is published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment, which is part of Simon & Schuster, which is itself a part of the CBS Corporation, as is CBSNews.com.



Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007

"And Baby Makes Three," by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman


A new baby can shake up even the best of marriages. Many married couples say life was never the same after the kids came along.

But psychologists John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman say all couples have to be ready for it.

Their new book tells how to keep the romance in your marriage, even after the kids arrive. It's called, "And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives."

They discussed it on The Early Show, with co-anchor Hannah Storm.

To read an excerpt, click here.



Monday, Jan. 15, 2007

"Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age," by David Bach


It's a fact that a lot of us should be saving more money for retirement. But many people don't start actively thinking about their golden years until later in life.

David Bach stopped by The Early Show to offer some tips how you can still retire comfortably. Bach says you should save one hours' salary every day, and if you have a very late start on saving, don't hesitate to put away two hours' salary a day.

He also talked about his book, "Start Late, Finish Rich: A No-Fail Plan for Achieving Financial Freedom at Any Age," which is now out in paperback.

To read an excerpt, click here.



Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007

It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff," by Peter Walsh


Most of us would never admit being messy, even if we have a messy house.

Professional organizer Peter Walsh says part of our problem is we just accumulate too much stuff, a bit at a time.

He tells how to restore order in his new book, "It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff."

In it, he offers advice on organizing your home, and getting rid of stuff you don't really need, to clean up the clutter.

Walsh visited The Early Show to talk about the book on Thursday. To watch the segment, .

To read an excerpt, click here.

"It's All Too Much" is published by Free Press, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, which is part of the CBS Corporation, as is CBSNews.com.



Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007

"NO: Why Kids — of All Ages — Need to Hear It — and Ways Parents Can Say It," by David Walsh, Ph.D.


Parents can find it very, very hard to say "no" to their children.

But it's one of the most important words for a child to learn, according to David Walsh, Ph.D., a psychologist.

He offers advice in his new book, "NO: Why Kids — of All Ages — Need to Hear It — and Ways Parents Can Say It"

Walsh talked about it on The Early Show Tuesday. To watch the segment, .

To read an excerpt, click here.

This book is published by Free Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, which is part of the CBS Corporation, as is CBSNews.com.



Monday, Jan. 8, 2007

"Weight Loss Confidential: How Teens Lose Weight and Keep It Off -- and What They Wish Parents Knew," by Anne Fletcher


Most adults know how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. And when you're a teenager, it's not any easier. But author and registered dietitian Anne Fletcher has found some useful diet strategies for teens and their parents. She got many of them from teens.

Fletcher interviewed over 100 teens who shed pounds, and maintained their new weight, to find out how they did it. With obesity a big issue in the United States, Fletcher hopes to help overweight teens and their parents learn proven strategies for losing weight together.

They're in her new book, "Weight Loss Confidential," which she discussed on The Early Show. To watch the segment, .

To read an excerpt, click here.

For the top ten tips, and details on them, click here.



Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007

"Buddy Booby's Birthmark," by Evan and Donna Ducker


One-in-ten children has a birthmark. They can be disfiguring and cause a great deal of emotional distress, because of the comments of others.

But one 12-year old child and his mother have set out to change all that.

Evan Ducker was born with a birthmark called a port wine stain, a type of vascular birthmark that requires the attention of a pediatric dermatologist.

When he was four, he and his mother, Donna Ducker, searched everywhere, but couldn't find characters in books that looked like him.

So they wrote their very own children's book, published this May, "Buddy Booby's Birthmark."

It's an inspiring story, designed to show others that a birthmark is no mark of shame.

The foreward was written by Early Show co-anchor Hannah Storm, who had a report featuring Evan and Donna on the show Wednesday. To see Storm's report, .

To read an excerpt, click here.

For more on birthmarks, visit the Web site of the Vascular Birthmarks Foundation by clicking here.



Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007

"How to Cheat at Cleaning," by Jeff Bredenberg


Most of us don't think cleaning is all that much fun, but author Jeff Bredenberg says, if you look at it differently, and do a little planning, it shouldn't take much time or effort.

His latest book, "How to Cheat at Cleaning," is full of time-slashing tools and techniques to make cleaning easier.

Bredenberg talked about the book on The Early Show. To watch the segment, .

To read excerpts, click here.
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