Burke was the 2007 champion of Dancing With the Stars, which announced its 2011 cast Monday, and has co-hosted the show since March 2010. On Feb. 1, Burke, 39, released her first book, The Naked Mom: A Modern Mom's Fearless Revelations, Savvy Advice and Soulful Reflections. We spoke with her by phone from her home in Southern California, where she lives with her fiance, actor David Charvet, and four children.
What's on your nightstand?
Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Alexandra Stoddard, and I also have a copy of Words That Matter: A Little Book of Life Lessons. It's the book taken from the first 10 years of Oprah's magazine.
Have you read Alexandra Stoddard before?
Yes, she's got a beautiful, positive philosophy on living.
How far back does your interest in writing books go?
My interest came about two years ago. Actually, the book came out of my blogging, something that I started about two years ago. I realized how therapeutic it is, particularly for women to be part of such a community, and the book grew from that.
Piper Castillo, Times staff writer