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RHOA Cast Members Release New Book, “Carry-On Baggage, Our Nonstop Flight”

cynthiabailey-peterthomas-bookGriffin Scott Press announced a late September release date for Cynthia Bailey -Thomas’s and Peter Thomas’s urban memoir. The book chronicles the couple’s journey of courtship, marriage, financial comebacks and blending a family of six children.

Bailey-Thomas shares, “Peter and I did not write a book to give other couples relationship advice. Our story is biographical and we hope it will serve as an inspiration to other couples finding love in the second half of their lives.”

The chapters delve into everything from Cynthia’s and Peter’s first date that was fifteen years in the making to their formula for successfully managing six children and five co-parents. “Carry-on Baggage, Our Nonstop Flight” will inspire, provoke and make the reader laugh out loud.

Cynthia’s Perspective
“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!”

Peter’s Perspective
“…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.’”

The couple 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.

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