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The Making of Dr. Phil: The Straight-Talking True Story of Everyone's Favorite Therapist

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The first biography of Dr. Phil McGraw and his rise to fame
Millions look to Dr. Phil for advice on everything from relationships to life. But Dr. Phil is more than just a pop psychologist. He's also an amazing businessman who has started and run a number of flourishing ventures. In The Making of Dr. Phil, award-winning journalists Sophia Dembling and Lisa Gutierrez take r
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Paperback, 289 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by John Wiley & Sons (first published 2003)
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melissa
Aug 20, 2008 melissa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't finish. It seemed like a gossip book. I like authorized biographies of facts.
Brisbride13
I love Dr. Phil and it wasn't always so. I remember when he started with the Oprah show and if I had planned on watching it for whatever reason (I never was an Oprah fan!), I wouldn't watch it if he was going to a part of it. I sensed in him all the negative personality traits that Dembling writes about in this book, but that was forever ago and I will plan my afternoon around his show. Ive been reading his books and came across this one in that process. I liked the fact that the author didn't s ...more
Kristen
Mar 25, 2008 Kristen rated it it was ok
I love Dr. Phil because, well, he's right. He and I share the same opinions on just about everything. I sort of wish I hadn't read this biography, because it put a dent in the armor of someone I truly admired. It had the tone of an unauthorized biography, and wasn't always fair to the good ol' doc. Still interesting.
Kami
I couldn't resist reading this to confirm that it was as much bull as I thought it would be. I don't know how much 'truth' is in it, but the opinion of the writers definitely comes through loud and clear.
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