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Talk Show Gift Guide

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Have a fan of The Rachael Ray Show with a long list of wants? Need a house warming gift for the Dr. Phil fan? Well we've got a whole bagfull of gift ideas that are sure to entice even the pickiest gift getter.

1. 'A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All'

Leave it to Stephen Colbert to come up with a Christmas special that is, in his words, “sincerely strange and strangely sincere.” Out on DVD almost the same day as it appeared on television, A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All stars such luminaries as Elvis Costello, Toby Keith, Feist, John Legend and Willie Nelson.
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2. Rachael Ray 10-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set, Orange

This gift is useful, and the cook in the house will love you for it. Rachael Ray offers up this 10-piece, hard-anodized cookware set, which includes 1-1/2- and 3-quart covered saucepans; 6-quart covered stockpot; 3-quart/10-inch covered sauté, and 8- and 10-inch French skillets. The set’s glass lids allow cooking monitoring without sacrificing heat and nutrients.
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3. Bonnie Hunt Movie Pack

Before she became one of the newest talk show hosts on daytime television, Bonnie Hunt, was – and still is – a sought after character actress. To celebrate her renaissance career, fans can pick up copies of Cars, Jumanji, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Jerry Maguire. In those films she played, respectively, Lightning McQueen’s main squeeze, Sally; the little girl all grown-up, opposite Robin Williams; Steve Martin’s wife; and Renee Zellweger’s sister.
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4. 'The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel' by David Wroblewski

This, the Fall 2008 entry in Oprah Winfrey’s book club, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel, by David Wroblewski, tells the tale of a young, mute man, who speaks only in sign language, Edgar Sawtelle. Sawtelle lives with his parents on their farm in remote Wisconsin, raising a breed dog, one of which, Almondine, is Edgar's lifelong friend. Trouble arrives in the form of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle. Soon Edgar's father dies and Claude attempts to become patriarch. But Edgar has other things in mind. Can you say Hamlet? This one is sure to keep the avid reader turning pages.
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5. 'Late Show Fun Facts' by David Letterman and the 'Late Show' Writers

Described as a collection of unusual, little-known, and sometimes even true, bits of trivia, the Late Show book of Fun Facts will keep you laughing. The little page-turner was assembled by the Federal Bureau of Miscellaneous Information (har-har) and is a compilation of bits already portrayed on David Letterman's show.
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6. 'Taste This' by Ellen DeGeneres

Catch Ellen DeGeneres doing what she does best: stand-up comedy. This album is described as refreshing and true-to-life. Parental guidance is suggested for many of the jokes, but Ellen makes it a family fare in the long-run. Topics are universal and are captured in some of the segment titles: “Camping and Hunting,” “Children”, “Scary Things,” and “'Depends' and Leg Warmers.”
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7. 'It’s Time for Regis!'

Kick back and relax to this old standard from 1968. It’s Live with Regis and Kelly’s Regis Philbin singing such classics as “Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goodbye)” and “Baby Face.” This is Regis’s only pop-vocal album, and it wasn’t a hit at the time. Why not make it one now?

8. 'The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News'

This entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning The Daily Show showcases philosophers at their best, discussing how a low-budget cable “fake news” program can have one of the most profound impacts on our social and political lives.
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9. 'Just in Time: All-New 30-Minutes Meals' by Rachel Ray

Wuff! This cookbook’s title takes as long to read as the meals take to cook! But fan’s of celebrity chef turned tasty talk show host Rachael Ray know she’s got the goods when it comes to yummo meals made in minutes. Here latest contains 100 brand-new 30-minute recipes (including a section on sammies). It also includes a slew of 15-minute meals AND 60-minute slow it down dishes, as well.

10. 'Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose' by Robin McGraw

That Dr. Phil. He hasn’t published anything new since last year’s Love Smart. His better half, Robin McGraw, however, has been scribbling away. Her latest, Inside My Heart: Choosing to Live with Passion and Purpose, is described as a “heart-to-heart conversation … woman to woman … encouraging you to make deliberate choices that lead to a richer, happier, and more meaningful life.” And she says you can be just as successful.

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