"Leave it to my mother to write a truly funny book at the height of the plague. It hits the shelves today. No one's going to be in front of the shelves so we're on your show to shamelessly flog this thing," Mike Rowe said just minutes into the interview.

Mike and his mother, Peggy, came on with Brian to promote her new book About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known: Ruminations and Revelations from a Desperate Mother to Her Dirty Son, in which she tells readers, and in some cases Mike himself, things they previously did not know about the Rowe family.

"Is this too much information?" Peggy asked, in the middle of telling Brian a story about her husband's bathroom habits.

"It could be worse. The book could be a pop-up," Mike replied.

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