While Randy says his publishers have been very excited about the book's success, he is most happy about how it has touched people. "So many parents that I've talked to have used either the lecture or the book as a way to start conversations with their own kids," Randy says. "That's a very gratifying thing to hear."
Randy says his health has recently taken a hit. Two months ago, he had congestive heart failure and kidney failure. "That took some of the wind out of my sails. I'm still recovering from that, and I have dropped some weight," he says. "But I'm still walking around. I don't have nearly as much energy as I'd like to, but that's sort of the general state."