Your Prostate Cancer Survivors' Guide: Living Stronger, Longer

Written to help men manage the challenges of survivorship of this devastating but beatable disease. With a chorus of survivors' voices -- and the insights of their doctors, nurses and others on their support team - veteran authors and health journalists Bob Condor (nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes in health journalism) and Curtis Pesmen (Esquire writer and Money magazine health columnist) pinpoint exactly what it means to be a prostate cancer survivor today - and for decades to come. Ultimately, this book will help patients PUT PROSTATE CANCER IN ITS PLACE while moving forward with the power of new knowledge.

Uncommon Cures For Everyday Ailments

Working with Bottom Line/Health (Conn.), we co-AUTHORED THIS engaging, consumer friendly, popular (>100,000 in print!) guide to GOOD, integrative health.

In today's world of wellness, medical history is not rewritten so much as it is constantly updated. Today, most of the medical schools in America - including those at Yale and Harvard - offer courses in alternative medicine. Over time, this broader-based approach to healing will lead millions of Americans to think anew about what they do with - and to- their bodies...

The Colon Cancer Survivors' Guide: Living Stronger, Longer

Inspired by an award-winning series of Esquire articles on the author's own survival of colon cancer, The Colon Cancer Survivors' Guide shows how a person diagnosed with cancer stops becoming a patient and starts becoming a survivor. The book draws on medical research - Pesmen's and other survivors' personal experiences - plus insights from renown health care professionals on how to simplify and enrich life after cancer. Tips flow from the first CT follow-up scan to the targeted five-year-cure finish line. Above all, it offers advice on the healing of scars, both physical and emotional, how to leave cancer behind, and how to move confidently forward. It's a new type of cancer book focusing on the survivors, not the patient, as a target market. While it contains the grit, the personal, and the shock surrounding of the battling cancer, it also stresses the new (diet, treatment and other self-care) options of a modern colon cancer case. Written not only for survivors, but also for their family, friends, oncologists and other healthcare professionals.

Real Hollywood Stories

FROM SEAN PENN TO BILL MURRAY, FOR 15 YEARS Scott Raab has hung out with celebrities on behalf of Esquire and GQ. HeRE ARE HIS INSIDE STORIES...

He's brought celebrities books to break the ice; he's brought Cinnabons, too..

He's gone speedboating with Sean Penn off Malibu to talk movies; he's gnawed ballgame hot dogs with Ann Coulter to talk politics, (and he's since 'officed' with Donald J. Trump to do an unlikely interview).

He's walked the dog with the legendary Paul Newman on the actor's Connecticut estate; with Star Wars' Ewan McGregor, he somehow ended up at the London Zoo

AND NOW, in Real Hollywood Stories (BoCo Media) , author Scott Raab presents his greatest hits, with 20 new short stories of outtakes - and inner thoughts - on celebrities, getting to know them, and on our popular culture.

From movie sets to music studios and major league clubhouses, Raab says one note rings true: "For the celebrity profiler, EVERY JOB'S A BLIND DATE - and the sweaty fat girl is always you."

Scott Raab isn't famous. But he knows famous. And wants to share it, inside out and unstarry-eyed, with you.

Inside the minds of 20 celebrities, excerpts:

"WHAT I RECOGNIZED when I started doing comedy was that I'm probably not the wittiest, not the fastest on my feet, but the one thing I can guarantee is that I won't hold anyting back."

- from Chapter 10, "WILL FERRELL," a look behind the sophomoric slapstick, and at his behind, and into his comic genius

"GOD DAMN IT," Bill Murray snarls, "the movie better be the greatest movie ever made. If it's not, I'm gonna kill (director Wes) Anderson. He's a dead man. If it's not the greatest movie ever made, or in the top ten, he may as well just move to China... and even then, I'll hunt him down."

- from Chapter 1, "BILL MURRAY," an intimate profile

"A CAR COMMERCIAL or a video - I'm saying it's the same thing.... It doesn't say 'Coke,' it says 'Sheryl Crow,' You're a commodity," says Crow. No. Sorry. There is a difference, a flesh-and-blood difference, all the difference in the world.

- from Chapter 7, "SHERYL CROW," beyond the Grammy glamour


Author Scott Raab, Real Hollywood Stories

Scott Raab

Scott Raab

CLEVELAND NATIVE SCOTT RAAB (, an Esquire Writer-at-Large since 1997, is an Iowa Writers' Workshop grad who also has authored: The Whore of Akron: One Man's Search for the Soul of LeBron James.

His work has apeared in Best American Sports Writing and Best American Food Writing, as well as in GQ and The New York Times, and his cultural commentary has been featured on NPR, NBC's Today , Court TV and A&E's Biography.

He lives with his wife and son in a northern New Jersey borough - 2,788 miles from Hollywood.

When a Man Turns 40

Amid all of the hype about ''male menopause'' & midlife crisis, it's not surprising that many men approach their 40th birthdays with trepidation. What Curt Pesmen, found, in talking with more than 100 men as well as some of the leading experts & researchers in the field, is that the picture is nowhere near as bleak as many make it out to be. In fact, turning 40 can -- &, Pesmen argues, should -- be the time when a man truly comes into his own. A time to enjoy his peak earning power; to draw on the hard-earned wisdom that life bestows; to become the kind of lover women dream of; a time to set priorities in life & to plan for a rewarding future; a time to take control of his own health & fitness. A time, in short, to become a man in full.

Your First Year of Marriage

Newly engaged or just married? No longer "wed" to the past? If you are wondering what surprises await you over the coming months, Your First Year of Marriage will prepare you for all of your awesome (and surprising) discoveries.

Based on interviews with dozens of recently married couples and numerous experts, Your First Year of Marriage will soothe your jitters with the inside scoop on issues ranging from the most life-shattering to the most mundane, including: 

  • How much sex you should expect on the honeymoon 
  • Learning your spouse's cleverly hidden secrets 
  • Negotiating the bumpy terrain of family planning 
  • Keeping and losing old friends 
  • Dealing with newlywed finances

With useful sidebars, charts, and anecdotes, Your First Year of Marriage will enlighten even the most savvy bride or groom about the lessons and joys of marriage.


What She Wants


This groundbreaking guy/gal relationship book reveals not only what women want--but what they want you to know--including their true feelings about love and intimacy, great sex, and good relationships. Discover what she is looking at when she looks at you; what does she find seductive... exciting... satisfying; what you should know about a woman's body; what her concerns are regarding sexual health and safety. Insightful and straightforward, WHAT SHE WANTS is what every man needs.

How a Man Ages

Looking Better, Staying Healthy, and Keeping Fit

As the years march on, what changes lie ahead for you? What will happen to your body? What will you experience mentally, emotionally, sexually?

As a member of the first generation to make exercise, nutrition, and fitness real priorities, how can you ensure your health through your thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, and beyond?

How A Man Ages is an upbeat, informative, and thoroughly helpful book from Curtis Pesmen + the editors of Esquire, one of the nation's leading men's magazines. It combines the most up-to-date medical findings with advice from leading experts. It provides practical advice on everything from your skin and hair to your heart, lungs, and muscles. It is a guide you will use for the rest of your long and productive life.

From insider strategies to delaying reading glasses and prescribed Rx's, to alternatives to artificial hearts, this book travels the physiological and chronological distance every many travels - and beyond!