A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Gayle shares why she chose the following books for her Bookprint:
1. The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
“All the Nancy Drew books-starting with the very first, ‘The Secret of the Old Clock’ taught me from a young age how daring and brave girls can be.”
2. Decoded by Jay-Z
“Jay-Z opened up the world of hip-hop and translated it for people who may not have understood it; it shows hip-hop as a true art form, as poetry.”
3. Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
“Love You Forever was my favorite children’s book to read to my favorite daughter, Kirby, and my favorite son, Will, when they were growing up. It moves you to tears in the most unexpected ways.”
4. Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
“Barack Obama’s candid and poignant memoir, tells us how he became the man he is today-and is even more interesting because he wrote it long before he decided to run for president.”
5. Game Change by John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
“Such a page-turner about the 2008 presidential campaign; even though we may know how the story of that campaign ends, this book shows that we didn’t know the whole story.”
Gayle King is Editor-At-Large of “O,” The Oprah Magazine. In this capacity she is the liaison between Oprah Winfrey, the Founder and Editorial Director, and the magazine staff. She has been helping guide the editorial and creative vision of the magazine since its inception in 1999.”O,” The Oprah Magazine premiered on April 17, 2000, as one of the most successful magazine launches ever. In its first full year both Adweek and Advertising Age named it Startup of the Year and Advertising Age named it Magazine of the Year. The magazine has been nominated for National Magazine Awards every year since its inception, and continues to be one of the top 10 best selling magazines in the United States on newsstands. In addition, she was the host of “The Gayle King Show,” a national radio talk show launched in 2006 on XM Radio, and subsequently distributed on broadcast radio via Westwood One Radio Network. “The Gayle King Show” was also on-air Monday through Friday on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network since January 10, 2011. King occasionally appears on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Her extensive media experience leads to in-depth on-air discussions about an array of topics ranging from current events and cultural trends to politics and more. King is a three-time Emmy® Award-winning newscaster who anchored the local news at a CBS affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut for 18 years. In 2008, she won the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award® for Outstanding Radio Talk Show and in 2010 the Individual Achievement Award for Host – Entertainment/Information. She is also a 2010 New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award recipient.
Gayle King was born December 28, 1954. She went to the University of Maryland in 1976 with a double degree in psychology and sociology. King moved to Kansas City, Missouri where she was a reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV. Prior to working alongside Oprah Winfrey, she was hired as a news anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, where she worked for 18 years.