Books by Al Roker


Al Roker’s Extreme Weather: Tornadoes, Typhoons, and Other Weather Phenomena – In stores NOW!  New York Times bestselling author, award-winning meteorologist, and Today Show co-anchor Al Roker explores extreme weather phenomena in his first book for kids. Dive deep into a world of fascinating weather with everyone’s favorite meteorologist! 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. Surprising facts, colorful spreads, and captivating pictures will hook children and adults alike as they uncover the mysteries of extreme weather—some they never even knew existed!

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beentheredonethatBeen There, Done That: Family Wisdom For Modern Times by Al Roker and Deborah Roberts For the first time ever, Al Roker is collaborating with his wife, ABC Correspondent Deborah Roberts on one of his many books! Been There, Done That is 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. Here, Al and Deborah candidly share childhood obstacles like obesity and growing up in the segregated south; the challenges and blessings that come from raising very different kids; hard-won truths about marriage and career; the illuminating “little things” that adults can learn from children; and the genuine wisdom that the elderly can share with a younger generation.

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More Books by Al Roker

Al Roker – The Storm of the Century


In addition to being the Weatherman on NBC’s The Today Show, I am also a Weather Historian. I was so taken by the story of the Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in American history, that I decided to write a book about it. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, 200-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, Texas. In less than twenty-four hours, one storm destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. In my new book, Storm Of The Century, I bring this legendary disaster and its aftermath into focus, looking at the havoc caused by this storm, and the pain and trauma of the loss and the determination of the response.

 Al Roker — Never Goin’ Back – Winning The Weight Loss Battle For Good


Never Goin’ Back is Al Roker’s inspiring, candid, and often hilarious story of self-discovery, revealing a (slimmer) side of his life that no one knows. With illuminating and sometimes painfully honest stories about his childhood, his struggle against the odds to make something of himself, and his family life today, Roker reveals the effects that a lifelong battle with weight issues can have on a person—and how, regardless of the frustration and setbacks, you must never lose faith in yourself (just inches).

Al Roker — Al Roker’s Hassle Free Holiday Cookbook


From Thanksgiving and Christmas to Super Bowl Sunday, the Fourth of July, and Halloween, holidays are a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, not to spend hours working alone in the kitchen. Al Roker is passionate about food and cooking, but he also knows that spending time with his family is more important than preparing a seven-course meal for Easter dinner. In Al Roker’s Hassle-Free Holiday Cookbook, Al presents more than 125 simple and casual recipes that will make your holiday gatherings stress free and special.

Al Roker — Al Roker’s Big Bad Book Of Barbecue


A backyard-loving guy, Al Roker’s passionate about firing up all three of his grills at once and cooking everything from Steaks As Big As Your Head and Kansas City-Style Ribs to Grilled Sea Bass.The hundred recipes in this book are casual and simple — just the way Al likes to cook for his family and friends. Al Roker’s Big Bad Book of Barbecue has something for everyone, including recipes for quick-and-easy starters, marinades, main-dish salads, sides, classic American desserts, cooling drinks, vegetarian dishes, and low-fat fare.

Al Roker — The Midnight Show Murders


Professional chef turned amateur sleuth Billy Blessing finds himself in hot water when a brutal killing cancels a TV show—and its host—during its debut. Billy has reluctantly agreed to fly westward and play second banana on a new late-night talk show. With politics, infidelity, and high finance sprinkled in, the case turns out to have more ingredients than Billy could ever have imagined. And when a beautiful female TV producer convinces Billy to find the culprit himself—on camera—the table’s set for a conspiracy with too many cooks and far too many killers.

Al Roker — The Talk Show Murders


After waking up the neighborhood with The Morning Show Murders, and keeping readers up late solving The Midnight Show Murders, Al Roker returns with his most tantalizing mystery to date. Celebrity chef turned sleuth Billy Blessing finds his plate full of danger once again, as secrets from his long-buried past threaten to make a comeback. Fast-paced, funny, and bubbling over with inside scoop on the business they call show, The Talk Show Murders is Al Roker mystery fiction at its delicious, dishy best.

Al Roker — The Morning Show Murders


Nobody can dish morning TV like Al Roker, who’s seen every side of a business that looks good on camera—even when sharks are circling inside the gleaming glass Manhattan media headquarters. Treachery abounds in Roker’s riotously thrilling debut novel—at once an ingenious murder mystery and a delicious behind-the-scenes look at network TV. As fact and fiction collide and the backbiting ignites, The Morning Show Murders will make you wonder: How much of this stuff is real?

Al Roker & Friends — Big Shoes – In Celebration of Dad’s and Fatherhood


In Big Shoes, Al Roker and 45 other well-known personalities share personal stories about how their fathers have been there for them during times of both adversity and triumph, and the countless large and small ways they’ve shaped their lives throughout the years. These essays remind us of the important—and lasting—legacy of our dads, even as we’ve grown up and gone on to start families of our own.

Al Roker — Don’t Make Me Stop This Car — Adventures in Fatherhood


Millions of Americans see Al Roker daily on NBC’s top-rated “Today.” In “Don’t Make Me Stop This Car!” Al takes us home. Here, we meet his wife, Deborah, and his daughters Courtney and Leila. Just like men all over the country, Al is a modern father who fantasizes about the newest sport utility vehicle, struggles with a GapKids addiction, and basks in the golden moments of first steps and special Father’s Day meals. Heartwarming, honest, and funny, “Don’t Make Me Stop This Car!” is a sneak peek into the heart of the guy in the driver’s seat, the all-American dad.


Coming May 2018 from Al Roker:

“Ruthless Tide: The Tragic Epic Of The Johnstown Flood” 

A gripping narrative history of the 1889 Johnstown Flood—the deadliest flood in US history—from New York Times bestselling author, NBC Host, and legendary weather authority Al Roker.

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Coming May 22, 2018 from Gale/Thorndike Press

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