In addition to being known to over thirty million viewers for his work on NBC's Today show, a role that has earned him 13 Emmy awards, Al Roker is a bestselling author with many acclaimed books to his credit. His first book, "Don't Make Me Stop This Car: Adventures in Fatherhood" spent weeks atop the New York Times best-seller list. In May 2002, "Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue" was published and, quickly became a summer blockbuster hit. His second cookbook, "Al Roker's Hassle Free Holiday Cookbook", became a huge success as it prepared America's budding chefs for the holidays. "Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood" honors fathers and their contributions to lives of their children. Working in fiction, Roker's trilogy of murder mysteries are exciting crime novels that revolve around a fictional TV program much like TODAY. This trilogy includes “The Morning Show Murders” (recently made into a TV movie for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries starring Holly Robinson Peete and Rick Fox), “The Talk Show Murders,” and “The Midnight Show Murders.” Al’s 2013 book, "Never Goin' Back-Winning The Weight Loss Battle For Good" was a NY Times Bestseller and told Al's personal struggles with his own weight, bariatric surgery, and diet/nutrition. It even included healthy eating recipes! In 2015, Al published "The Storm Of The Century: Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900." In less than twenty-four hours, one storm destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. Al’s use of first person narrative received rave reviews. Al collaborated with his wife, ABC News correspondent, Deborah Roberts, on "Been There Done That - Family Wisdom For Modern Times." BTDT has been described as a funny, heartfelt, and empowering collection of life lessons, hard-won wisdom, and instructive family anecdotes from Al and Deborah’s lives, from their parents and grandparents, and from dear friends, famous and not. Al also recently wrote his first children’s book, "Al Roker's Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena” in 2017. With this mesmerizing book that covers a wide range of topics, readers will learn about the conditions that generate unique weather occurrences like red sprites, thundersnow, and fogsicles. Al’s latest book book “Ruthless Tide - The Heroes And Villains Of The Johnstown Flood” was released in May 2018. In Ruthless Tide, Al Roker follows an unforgettable cast of characters whose fates converged because of that tragic day, including John Parke, the engineer whose heroic efforts failed to save the dam; the robber barons whose fancy sport fishing resort was responsible for modifications that weakened the dam; and Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, who spent five months in Johnstown leading one of the first organized disaster relief efforts in the United States. Weaving together their stories and those of many ordinary citizens whose lives were forever altered by the event, Ruthless Tide is testament to the power of the human spirit in times of tragedy and also a timely warning about the dangers of greed, inequality, neglected infrastructure, and the ferocious, uncontrollable power of nature. Check the EVENTS tab on Facebook/BooksByAlRoker for appearances by Al Roker. Follow Al on Instagram and twitter at @AlRoker.Read more Read less
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