‘Today’: Hoda Kotb Just Announced Her New Book, ‘This Just Speaks To Me’

Today Show host Hoda Kotb is finally publishing the follow-up to her 2019 book, I Really Needed This Today.

Hoda Kotb on the 'Today Show' set
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It’s called This Just Speaks to Me and, knowing the morning show anchor, it’s sure to be inspirational, funny, and uplifting.

Here’s what we know about her upcoming book.

Hoda Kotb has been heroic in holding down the coronavirus-era ‘Today Show’ fort

Once coronavirus (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic in March 2020 and shelter-in-place orders were announced at that time, Savannah Guthrie began anchoring her part of the program from her home. The mother of two had, at the time, developed a cold that she couldn’t be sure wasn’t Covid, and so, her work-from-home setup began in earnest.

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A longtime and beloved Today Show staffer, Larry Edgeworth, died in mid-March 2020 from Covid, causing regulars Al Roker and Craig Melvin to shelter-in-place as well from their respective homes, as they had been working with him before his death.

Kotb, in the end, was on her own in the Today Show studios and for the most part, that’s the way it’s been since then.

Kotb’s 2019 book, ‘I Really Needed This Today’

The Oklahoma-born Kotb released I Really Needed This Today in 2019.

The book published last October and offers readers a quote and/or story a day for each day of the year.

At that time, Kotb announced her book by saying, “They’re meant to inspire, make you feel good, you can have it by your bedside – it’s a book I’m really, really excited about. I feel like it’s uplifting, and I hope it lifts you up… I hope you enjoy it.”

Hoda Kotb recording the audio version of ‘I Really Needed This Today’

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The idea of collecting quotes came to Kotb when she began posting to Instagram – every day – an inspirational quote, or two, or three, as she told Mika Brzezinski in 2019.

“One of the consistent responses people have on Instagram is ‘oh I needed that today,’ ” Kotb said. “Sometimes you can’t articulate your feelings in the way you want … sometimes you need someone else to put words to your emotions.”

Hoda Kotb’s new book is publishing in October 2020

The host just announced she will be publishing her latest book, This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day on October 13, 2020.

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This follow-up to her previous book will look at people who have inspired Kotb, given her joy, and influenced her life.

Among the themes featured will be love and loss, friendship, and motherhood. Reflecting Kotb’s engaging, humorous, and courageous personality, her new book will approach difficult topics with her trademark warmth and vulnerability – and will surely speak to her many, many fans.

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