Cynthia Bailey-Thomas and Peter Thomas will finally celebrate the release of their memoir, on September 19th, 2013 after a short delay. According to Amazon.com:
In their straight-talk couple’s memoir, Carry-on Baggage: Our Nonstop Flight, Cynthia Bailey Thomas and Peter Thomas chronicle their journey of raising a blended family, running a mini-empire, and keeping the fire burning in marriage after age forty. The book’s title is a playful euphemism that defines all the moving pieces that come along with mid-life marriage. The chapters delve into everything from Cynthia’s and Peter’s first date, which was fifteen years in the making, to their formula for successfully managing six children and five co-parents. Readers will be stunned to learn how the ex-supermodel and restaurateur/entrepreneur shot to fame and joined the ensemble cast of Bravo’s hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Carry-on Baggage will inspire, provoke, and make readers laugh out loud as they take Cynthia and Peter’s nonstop flight to finding marital bliss.
In a recent Milwaukee Courier story, excerpts from the book were published in as a he said, she said format. From Cynthia…
“Despite his allure, there were some contradictions in Peter’s personality that occasionally threw me. Like the time I had to take an incoming call during one of our conversations and told him I’d call him back. When I did, a female answered his phone and said, ‘Peter’s eating right now.’ Really? This man who’d called me daily and asked me every personal question short of when I had my last period was playing me like he was King Henry VIII. Now, all of a sudden, he was too occupied to bring his black ass to the phone? Wow!”
And from Peter’s side:
“I typically daydreamed on my commute anyway, but that day I couldn’t take my eyes off the black beauty plastered in that print ad. It was one of those crazy kind of ads that no matter how I turned or repositioned, her eyes followed me. It freaked me out! Before I got off that train, I had to glance back one last time at those alluring eyes that had stalked me the entire time. I could still see hints of that young lamb from Nell’s, who’d shown me no real interest the first night we met. Now, years later, here she was standing in a sultry pose, smoking a cigarette and staring me down. All I could think was, ‘Oh! Okay, now honey wanna sweat me.’”
It’s just like Shakespeare ! Who could resist this sort of intellectual stimulation? If you want the book, the two love birds will host a media reception, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Simply Books, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA. –