Books: I Write Bestsellers

Written with Kathryn Sermak. For ten years Kathryn Sermak was at Bette Davis’s side—first as an employee, and then as her closest friend—and in Miss D and Me she tells the story of the great star’s harrowing but inspiring final years, a story fans have been waiting decades to hear.

Written with Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory

Written with Cary Tennis. All too many people start a writing project with grand ambitions but reach a crisis of completion. Finishing School helps writers reignite the passion that started them on the project in the first place and work steadily to get it done.

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

Written with Sharon Salzberg.  This renown Buddhist thinker explores the nature of love in all its forms, not just love between two people. Her soothing notion is that love is not just something we receive, but something we embody and the book lays out many steps along the path to feeling love all around you, even at the worst of times. 


Written with Sean & Carolyn Savage. At the age of 40, it was Carolyn Savage’s last chance to have a baby, but she was implanted with the wrong embryo during an IVF procedure. She and her husband decided to bear the child and give it to the other couple with no string attached. Dateline special, Lifetime movie, 150,000 initial printing. February 2011 (Harper One).

Staying True

Written with Jenny Sanford, wife of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, whose affair with an Argentinean woman thrust the whole family into the national spotlight. Five weeks on the NYT bestseller list topping out at #4. February 2010 (Random House).

Not My Boy

Written with Rodney Peete, 16-year NFL veteran and later a Oprah radio network host, about the father’s role in raising an autistic child. March 2010 (Hyperion).

Your Best Birth: Know All Your Options, Discover The Natural Choices, and Take Back The Birth Experience

Written with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, a book inspired by their popular documentary The Business of Being Born describing how to woman get the kind of birth you want. May 2009 (Grand Central).

You’re Lucky You’re Funny

Written with Phil Rosenthal, inside the world of sitcoms with the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. October 2006 (Viking).

Are You Hungry, Dear?

Written with Doris Roberts, this biography of the Everybody Loves Raymond star was listed on The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. May 2003 (St. Martin’s Press).

Fear Less

Written with Gavin de Becker, about protecting yourself in the age of terrorism, published in a white heat after four intense months of work. Got to number seventeen on The New York Times bestseller list. January 2002 (Little, Brown).

The Healing Power of Pets

Written with Dr. Marty Becker, veterinarian featured regularly on Good Morning America. February 2002 (Hyperion).

Codes of Love

Co-written with Artists Way author Mark Bryan, which details a step-by-step process to help families reconnect after an estrangement. October 1999 (Pocket Books). Managing Martians, about the Pathfinder robot that went to Mars co-authored with JPL project manager Donna Shirley. July 1998 (Broadway Books).

Managing Martians

Co-written with JPL project manager Donna Shirley, about the Pathfinder robot that went to Mars. July 1998 (Broadway Books).