In this all-new collection of beloved quotes, This Just Speaks to Me, #1 New York Times bestselling author Hoda Kotb offers inspiration, wisdom, and hope 365 days a year.
When her first collection of quotes, I Really Needed This Today, was published in 2019, Hoda never imagined how deeply her favorite words, stories, and memories would resonate with readers. People across the country were connected not only by the book's positive message, but through their generosity in sharing it with friends and family who needed a daily burst of inspiration. Hoda was truly touched by fans who shared "their quote" with her, the one that most moved them or someone they love.
Now, to follow that remarkable experience, Hoda is back, with 365 new quotes and stories to share with her beloved readers. In This Just Speaks to Me, she writes about the people and moments that have enriched her life, discussing everything from motherhood and friendship to love and loss. The book also celebrates the countless acts of kindness that unfolded during these uniquely challenging times. Told with the same warmth, humor, and generosity that infused I Really Needed This Today, This Just Speaks to Me promises to be the next great companion book, each day elevated by Hoda's sparkle at a time when we may need it the most.
About the Author
Hoda Kotb was named co-host of the fourth hour of Today in 2007 and co-host of the flagship hour in 2018. She has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since 1998 and is a New York Times bestselling author of the books I Really Needed This Today, Hoda, and Ten Years Later, as well as of her two children's books, I've Loved You Since Forever and You Are My Happy. The four-time Emmy winner has also been honored multiple times with the Alliance for Women in Media's Gracie Award (most recently in 2019), as well as with the 2006 Peabody Award and the 2002 Edward R. Morrow Award. Hoda resides in New York City with her fiancé, Joel, and her daughters, Haley and Hope.
Jane Lorenzini released her debut novel, After the Rain, in October 2018. Prior to that, she spent thirteen years as a television news anchor and reporter. Jane went on to co-write three New York Times bestselling books--I Really Needed This Today, Hoda, and Ten Years Later--plus a fourth book, Where We Belong, with Today co-host and dear friend Hoda Kotb. She lives in Tennessee and is currently writing the sequel to her first novel.
Praise for This Just Speaks to Me "Getting bite-size pieces of optimism is a wonderful way to get a fresh start for what will—hopefully—be a better, brighter 2021." –AARP
“Kotb’s new collection of quotes, lessons and personal stories about acts of kindness, love, loss, friendship and motherhood is filled with positivity and warm conversations only the beloved Today co-host could deliver.” –Parade
"Whether readers desire insight, encouragement, or a good laugh…there's something for everyone." —Booklist
“[A] great collection of thought-provoking quotes for different situations…If you are looking for insight, wisdom, wit, or fun, you will find it in this book. It should be on your bedside table.” —Washington Book Review
Praise for I Really Needed This Today “With Hoda's signature warmth and humor, this book collects her favorite quotes and pairs them with reflections on their meaning for a stocking stuffer any Today fan would love. It will find an immediate place on her bedside table, for a quick morning pick-me-up or a sweet sendoff to each day.” —Good Housekeeping
“Written with the same wit and warmth viewers see every morning on Today.” —Parade