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WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE LAST

Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue

Interabang Books presents Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue as they discuss their new book WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE LAST in conversation with host Ron Corning via Zoom. **Please note that this is an online event and will not take place at our bookstore**

Join us as Marlo and Phil talk about their just-published book (and instant bestseller) WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE LAST: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life. Our one-hour Zoom event, hosted by Ron Corning, includes a Q&A with questions submitted by ticket-holders. Your ticket includes
* one hardcover copy of the book with a bookplate signed by Marlo and Phil, and
*an access code/link to the livestreamed Zoom Webinar.  You’ll receive the Zoom link by email within 24 hours of the event.

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As they approached their 40th wedding anniversary, the much-admired, much-loved couple Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue wanted to do something special to honor such an occasion. The result is WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE A LAST,  a collection of intriguing, intimate conversations with famous couples about their marriages and how they’ve made them last.

Marlo and Phil crisscrossed the country to conduct conversations with 40 well known couples whose enduring marriages they admired – from actors, athletes, musicians, and comedians to newsmakers, writers, and even a former President and First Lady. Those conversations, captured in WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE A LAST, span the marital landscape: from the rush of new love to keeping that spark alive … from navigating hard times to celebrating triumphs … from balancing work, play and family to growing better and stronger together. And along the way, Marlo and Phil also reveal the rich journey of their own marriage.

Our event host Ron Corning of CW33 TV will ask the authors about their marriage, the process of putting together the book, and all about the other couples whose stories are shared in the book: Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone … Chip and Joanna Gaines … Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos … Elton John and David Furnish … Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner … Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan … and even the oldest living married couple in the United States! You may hear your own questions for Marlo and Phil, too, if you email them to us prior to the event.

WHAT MAKES A MARRIAGE LAST offers heartfelt, practical wisdom for couples of all ages, along with a rare glimpse into the lives of husbands and wives we have come to know and love.

MARLO THOMAS is an award-winning actress, author, and activist whose body of work has earned her four Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive. Marlo is also the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is her eighth book.

PHIL DONAHUE is a writer, producer, journalist, and media pioneer who revolutionized the talk-show format. The Donahue show was honored with twenty Daytime Emmys (ten for the show, ten for Outstanding Host), and in 1996, Phil was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to television journalism. He has been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award.

Livestream host RON CORNING is a CW33 news personality and broadcaster, and host of the popular vodcast Morning After. He made his way onto the national stage with the WB’s The Daily Buzz before moving on to ABC News where he anchored the World News Now and World News This Morning newscasts and was a correspondent for Good Morning America. Ron spent 8 years at Dallas’s ABC affiliate where he co-anchored the early morning news.

Wednesday, May 27th, 6:00PM
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