The book received no promotional help from Mc Graw or his associates.
In 2005, Mc Graw published another best-selling book, Family First, along with a workbook.
Other experts scheduled to appear include various personalities who have appeared on the Dr.
Phil show over the years, such as Lisa Masterson, an obstetrician/gynecologist; Andrew Ordon, a plastic surgeon; and Jim Sears, a pediatrician. Phil show during the 2007–08 season so that Mc Graw could instruct them on "how to give articulate medical advice while being scrutinized by a studio audience in Los Angeles." The lawsuit was filed by Deepak Kalpoe and his brother Satish Kalpoe, who claimed that an interview they did with Mc Graw, aired in September 2005, was "manipulated and later broadcast as being accurate, and which portrays Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe 'as engaging in criminal activity against Natalee Holloway and constitutes defamation.'" The visit by Mc Graw drew criticism from the Spears family and from mental health professionals.
The visit appeared to be part of an attempt at getting Spears and her parents to take part in an "intervention" on the Dr. about Spears' situation that Spears' family spokeswoman Lou Taylor said violated their family trust in Mc Graw.
He also signed a five-year extension of his syndication deal with his show's distributors, King World Productions, Inc.
The deal will pay Mc Graw million a year Also in 2005, Mc Graw's son Jay's television show Renovate My Family (a clone of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) was canceled at the start of its second season following a renovated family's lawsuit.