Howard regretted passively agreeing to write a foreword for Greg Fitzsimmons' book: "I made a mistake. I've got to get him on the phone. I cannot write this thing. I cannot write this thing. I sat down and I wrote about two paragraphs and it was just so angry and violent and--and, you know, I really don't want to write any more forewords. I want to be out of the book foreword business...I really don't want to write Greg Fitzsimmons' foreword. I don't."
Howard complained that Gary had also asked him to pen a 'blurb' for his book's cover: "Not a foreword but a blurb... It's work. I don't want to write!" Benjy handed Howard a few sample blurbs, and Howard selected what he called 'a Benjy quote approved by Howard Stern': "Following the simple plan outlined in this book, I lost 15 pounds and became a happier wife and better mother."