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Peggy Rowe says she hopes her new book inspires people who ‘always wanted to do something’


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Peggy Rowe, mother of ‘How America Works’ host Mike Rowe, was a writer for more than 60 years, writing short stories and humorous tales that she shared with her family and even published in newspapers and magazines.

At the age of 84, she now has a bestselling novel, ‘Vacuuming in the Nude: And Other Ways to Get Attention’.

On the Fox News special, “America’s Grandmother,” which airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, Rowe dives deep into the novel and the inspiration behind the book.

MIKE ROWE AND MOM PEGGY REVEAL THE MEANING BEHIND THE TITLE OF THE NEW ‘SALACEOUS’ BOOK, ‘VACUUMING THE NUDE’

A new Fox News special “America’s Grandmother” shares the life and success of Peggy Rowe.
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“My mother wrote every day for 60 years.Mom [wrote] stories that nobody cares about except my father. He’s coming out to share them with the world,” Mike Rowe told the “Fox & Friends” co-hosts on Tuesday.

“And for 60 years, that’s what my mom did. And now, all of a sudden, here we are.”

The provocatively titled novel points to the overall theme of chasing attention – and Peggy assured the audience that the title was just a metaphor.

“It’s always been my dream to write a book and get it published,” Peggy said. “I especially hope that my book will inspire people who have always wanted to do something.”

She said her hero in writing was comedian Erma Bombeck, who became known for her syndicated newspaper columns.

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Tune in Sunday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET to watch the Fox News Channel special, “America’s Grandmother” with Peggy and Mike Rowe.

Fox News’ Yael Halon contributed to this report.

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