When she's not busy on TV, Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford is an avid reader and writer. With her ninth book, The Legend of Messy M'Cheany, debuting this summer, we asked her to pick her favorite novels.
Daytime talk show hosts will sometimes dabble in memoir (see Barbara Walters or Rosie O'Donnell), but the Today show's Kathie Lee Gifford has published a total of nine books in a variety of genres. Her latest is a children's book called The Legend of Messy M'Cheany, about a little boy who can't stay clean.
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"Since I'm post-menopausal, and I don't sleep, I might as well write all night long," Gifford says.
This whimsical story was based on a hymn that she recorded for a CD years ago. Gifford says she based the parable on her own daughter, Cassidy, now 17, but changed »
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