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Publisher's Summary

AN INSTANT NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

From New York Times best-selling author and beloved Today show anchor Hoda Kotb comes an inspiring collection of quotes - drawn from her own personal favorites featured on her enormously popular Instagram account - that offer wisdom, courage, and hope.

Several years ago, Today show host Hoda Kotb began posting a variety of quotes on her Instagram page. Some were penned by a favorite writer; others offered a dose of love or laughter. Just when she thought the quotes were meaningful only to her, a funny thing started happening - reactions poured in from thousands of people who were just as moved. The quotes weren't just providing inspiration to Hoda, they were comforting and connecting people. So many of their comments read, "I really needed this today," a phrase that inspired the book's title. 

In I Really Needed This Today, Hoda not only shares 365 sayings and quotes, she writes about the people and experiences that have pushed her to challenge boundaries, embrace change, and explore relationships to their fullest. Written with her signature wit and warmth, this audiobook is the ideal companion to listen to in bed or to bring with you on-the-go to keep you motivated, recharged, and inspired each day.

©2019 Hoda Kotb (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“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)

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  • Janelle
  • 31-10-19

Nothing Short of Perfection

This book is perfect for one tear of motivation. I will be purchasing a hard copy to guide me thtough next year. Good quotes. Good enforcement to make a stride.

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  • Priscilla Parker
  • 15-01-20

Can't wait to listen to the book again.

I listened to the book in my car to and from work. It was uplifting and what I really needed to start and end my work day. Can't wait to listen to it again. Thank you Hoda.

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  • Donna L. Robinson
  • 25-02-21

My chicken soup for my soul

I didn’t know what to expect when I purchased the book but because I watch the writer on the today show I just love her spirit I knew it could not be anything but filled with joy and inspiration. Even in the sad times Hoda’s messages was still inspiring. I’m reading this book during the pandemic and it has just done my heart and soul and a world of good and so glad I read it.

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  • Andrelle R. Perry
  • 29-02-20

Thank you Hoda Kotb.

This book is filled with beautiful, inspiring quotes. I may purchase the hard copy so I can reread my favorites.

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  • A. Mannwieler
  • 29-10-21

Re-Join Humanity

Listen to this book.over time and watch your soul's transformation.

Like having a conversation with you favorite Aunt or Uncle!

Get your hope and optimism back!

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  • CCJ
  • 14-01-21

LOVE

I'm so glad that Hoda needed this today because I REALLY NEEDED THIS TODAY!
Thank you Hoda ❤

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  • Pepper
  • 12-01-21

The power of positivity

Truly loved this book. I thought the narration was perfect and I love Hoda’s stories. It’s light, uplifting and a wonderful change from the norm.

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  • Mrs Johnson
  • 30-08-20

awesome words that touched my heart with every new

I listen to it several times and learn something new each time! Incredible!best book of the year by far

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  • Suzanne H. Ryberg
  • 10-03-20

Hoda Kotb

Great Book, loved the narration of the Book. I would definitely recommend Family and Friends to check the book out.

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  • Theresa Castellone
  • 08-01-20

My bright spot

Having a friend who was diagnosed in August with an aggressive cancer has left me feeling empty some days. I came across this book in November and immediately knew I had to download it. It was two of my favorite things- positive quotes and Hoda. Days that seemed long or particularly hard, this book became my refreshing moment on my long drive home. I recently gifted this book to my friend as she undergoes a long procedure. I hope it brings her the same comfort and encouragement it has brought me. Thank you, Hoda.