Prologue. 1. Learning to Fly. 2. Like Father, Like Son. 3. Big Man on Campus. 4. Tackling the Rough Times. 5. Let's Make a Deal. 6. Studying Psychology. 7. Licensed to Phil. 8. From the Couch to the Courtroom. 9. Oprah Comes Calling. 10. Becoming a Bestseller. 11. Ready for the Spotlight. 12. The Dr. Phil Show. 13. Mass-Marketing Tough Talk. 14. A Perfect Marriage. 15. The Son Also Rises. 16. Quick-Draw McGraw. 17. Enjoying Celebrity. 18. Dr. Phil's Life Laws for Success. Significant Events in Dr. Phil's Life. Acknowledgments. Source Notes. Index.
SOPHIA DEMBLING is a veteran reporter based in Dr. Phil's hometown of Dallas, Texas. She spent more than a decade as a staff writer and editor at the Dallas Morning News. The author of The Yankee Chick's Survival Guide to Texas, Dembling was featured in documentaries about Dr. Phil on both A&E and E! Entertainment Television. She has appeared on TV and radio stations around the world, and has written for many publications. LISA GUTIERREZ is an award-winning journalist who has been recognized for her investigative reporting by the Associated Press, National Newspaper Association, and Gannett. Now a features writer for the Kansas City Star, Gutierrez specializes in pop culture and celebrities. Her reporting on Dr. Phil has appeared in newspapers around the world.