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April 2008 Book Excerpts

This is where you can find excerpts of many of the books discussed on The Early Show in April 2008.

April 28, 2008

"Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams," by Jennifer Sey

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April 25, 2008

"Bringing Home the Birkin," by Michael Tonello

The Hermes Birkin bag -- the ultimate status symbol. Even the rich and famous have to wait to get their hands on one. Enter Michael Tonello -- Robin Hood to the rich, famous, and extremely desperate! It's all in his new book, "Bringing Home the Birkin," which he discussed on The Early Show. To see the segment,

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

"The Place To Be: Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News," by Roger Mudd

Throughout the 1960s and '70s, Roger Mudd covered most of the major stories in Washington for CBS News. In his memoir, "The Place to Be: Washington, CBS and the Glory Days of Television News," he recounts the history-making stories he covered, and the great journalists who were his colleagues. Mudd discussed it all on The Early Show. To see the interview,


Monday, April 21, 2008

"Certain Girls," by Jennifer Weiner

Nine million readers love Jennifer Weiner. She burst on the scene in 2001 with "Good in Bed." Another book of hers, "In Her Shoes," was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz, among others. And now she's is back with the sequel to "Good in Bed" called "Certain Girls." Weiner visited The Early Show to chat about it. To see the video of the interview,

. Editor's note: "Certain Girls" is published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, which is owned by CBS Corporation, as is

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob," by Bob Delaney and Dave Scheiber, and Bill Walton, who wrote the foreword

Being a referee in the National Basketball Association is a tough job. But for Bob Delaney, it's a lot safer than his previous one! Delaney was an undercover New Jersey state trooper who helped arrest over 35 organized crime figures in the 1970s. He wrote about it in "Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob," and spoke about it on The Early Show. To see the interview,


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Ask For It," by Linda Babcock

Linda Babcock visited The Early Show to tell how to ask for a raise even though the economy is shaky. She also talked about her book, which deals with how women can use the power of negotiation to get what they really want. In "Ask For It," she says women don't negotiate for themselves as much as they should, and explains why they should negotiate more -- for their own good. To watch the segment,


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Hold Tight," by Harlan Coben

In his latest thriller, "Hold Tight," best-selling author Harlan Coben weighs a child's right to privacy against a parent's right to know what their child is doing online. In a recent New York Times op-ed, Coben defends the parents' side. He addressed it all, on The Early Show. To see the segment,


Monday, April 14, 2008

"Madness: A Bipolar Life," by Marya Hornbacher

Best-selling author Marya Hornbacher writes about her battle with a mental illness that affects some six million Americans. She spoke about her book, and her very personal struggle, on The Early Show. To see the segment,


Friday, April 11, 2008

"The Big Field," by Mike Lupica

For years, New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica's award-winning writing centered around professional athletes. But a few years ago, Lupica began an equally successful career writing books for children when he's not doing his thing for the News. His latest offering is "The Big Field," about lessons about sharing that are learned by Little Leaguers. He spoke about it on The Early Show. To watch the segment,


Thursdsay, April 10, 2008

"Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life," by Richard Florida

Nearly 40 million Americans who will move this year. If you're one of them, or even thinking of moving, and it's to a city, make sure you know what your new one has to offer, suggests Richard Florida in "Who's Your City." He discussed it on The Early Show. To see the segment,