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TODAY Show Book Club to Read ‘Positive’ by Paige Rawl

PositiveThe TODAY Show has unveiled its next Book Club pickPositive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl.

This selection marks the first time this book club will focus on a nonfiction title. Participants are encouraged to share messages and pictures on social media with the hashtag #PositiveProject.

According to the press release, “NBC’s Jenna Bush Hager will join Rawl for a Q&A session about her memoir at The Atlantic and MAC AIDS Fund’s Town Hall on Activism on Friday, November 14. The Town Hall on Activism convenes leaders around the country for a discussion on social justice and philanthropy to inspire positive action.”

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Helen Fielding Is Next Today Book Club Pick

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NBC’s Today show will feature Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding as the second pick for its Today Book Club. This will include both televised and Google Hangout appearances by the author of the beloved Bridget Jones series.

Even though the book won’t come out until October 15, you can follow this link to watch the first Today show interview with Fielding. Here’s an excerpt, with the author talking about her new book:

Well, I dared to make her in her 50s. I thought, you know what, when I wrote the first Bridget, the idea of this 30-something single woman was still a spinster going to end up dying alone and being eaten by a dog and I thought the same thing is going on with the 50-something woman. She has a tight perm and a shopping bag. She’s past her sell by date. All the stereotypes aren’t reflecting what’s really happening. Women are what used to be called middle aged and still have it going on.

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Author Jenna Bush Joins Today Show

jennabush.jpgConsidering Megan McCain‘s “high six figure” book deal and Liz Cheney‘s recent co-author role in her father’s memoir, the daughters of conservative politicians should form their own publishing imprint.

If such an imprint existed, it would be helmed by Jenna Bush Hager–two time author and now television news reporter. On today’s Morning Media Menu, we discussed the news that Jenna Bush (pictured, via), the daughter of President George W. Bush, will be joining The Today Show as a monthly contributor.

Here’s more from Politico: “[T]he show decided to give Hager a spin after she’d come off as a ‘natural presence’ in two previous appearances on Today to promote her book for young adults, ‘Ana’s Story,’ about a young woman born with HIV/AIDS.”