Books I Love For 2016 Holiday Gifts

Time is running short. Your gift list is not. Whether it’s Secret Santa at work, a girlfriend, your sister, you mom, you need that extra gift. One she’ll really enjoy. Here are some I can highly recommend: “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Of course, I’m going to mention my latest book. Only because I’ve been told it really does make a great gift,

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Artist Celebrates How Female Olympians Show Beautiful Women’s Bodies Come In Many Sizes

Looks like if one artist has her way, female Olympians will give us all a great reminder that strong, beautiful women’s bodies come in many shapes and sizes. Wendy Fox first got the idea while watching the 2012 Olympics in London. She noticed that these champions came in so many shapes and sizes, that they were beautiful and strong in their own way, depending on their sport. She collected information and stats on the 276 women who won gold medals in London

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My Bathroom Secret I Think You Just Might Understand

My husband caught me. Not in a secret, per se. But certainly something I’ve been able to keep it to myself through almost four years of marriage. “Sure does take you a long time to blow dry your hair,” he remarked the other day. “Yeah, sure does,” I agreed pointing to what I thought was my perfect alibi—the huge mop of hair on my head. “What exactly do you do in there?” he asked, raising an eyebrow of suspicion. “Brush,

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Library-Hotel Where You Sleep Among The Bookshelves

Can you imagine a better place for a book lover to spend the night than in a library-hotel? Such a place really exists. The Guardian says Book And Bed opened late last year in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district. There’s nothing fancy here. It sounds like it is more of a hostel than a high-end hotel. Book And Bed’s website explains what you should expect: “There are no comfortable mattresses, fluffy pillows nor lightweight and warm down duvets.” More than an upscale experience,

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Meredith Vieira Show Features Daryn And “Hope Possible”

A huge, “Thank you!” to Meredith Vieira and her staff for hosting me on her daytime talk show. They truly gave me the star treatment. My own dressing room with snacks! Hair, make up, and a really long segment talking about my new book, “Hope Possible.” We talked about losing my job at CNN, reinventing my career. We also talked about finding love and becoming a mom. The staff was kind enough to take a couple of the topics and

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Read Quietly With Strangers At Silent Reading Party

A silent reading party–talk about an introvert’s dream come true! Go to a party, but instead of making small talk, you grab a book and read. The San Francisco Chronicle reports these parties have become all the rage in the Bay Area. The silent reading party is the brainchild of author Daniel Handler (also known as Lemony Snicket) and Dan Stone, founder and editor of the Oakland literature and music magazine and podcast, Radio Silence. They held the first one last

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Stuff I Love: “How To Save A Life”

It’s a giddy day around here because “How To Save A Life” is now available. If you’re looking for a new book that will make your heart sing and maybe tear up a bit, please check out this new novella by my friend, international bestselling author, Kristin Harmel. Here’s the description: “When a pediatric oncology nurse receives a devastating prognosis—she has just weeks left to live—she finds unexpected comfort from a patient. Her young friend shares a life- and death-changing

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Why Does Bestselling Author John Grisham’s Agent Think He’s Nuts To Do This?

If you’re looking for an uplifting book, written in really short chapters, please check out Daryn’s new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” Mega best-selling author John Grisham has been told he’s nuts. By the very people he relies on to make great business decisions. His agent, his publisher, and his editor told him he shouldn’t do this. Grisham didn’t care. He’s written a new book.

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My True Valentine Day’s Confession

It’s time for my Valentine’s Day Confession. Time to reveal who I have been with for the majority of my adult Valentine’s Days. It hasn’t been pretty.  I hope by sharing will make yours better this year. Please check out my new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.”

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Love Books? You Might Hate Me For Saying This

If you like this story, please check out my new book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My Dog.” You’d think I’d know better. To dive back into one of these relationships. I mean, really. And yet, Here I go again. Thinking, Hoping, Kidding myself, That this time things will be different. Oh, don’t go all judgey on me, Dear Reader. Because I know you. I

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