Beyoncé Names the *One* Book She Thinks Should Be on Your Reading List

👑 🐝 dishes some wisdom in a rare interview.

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Beyoncé, blessed be her name, recently gave an interview to Garage Magazine—which, as anyone who loves Beyoncé knows, is a rarity. Not only did the "Formation" singer chat about her "biggest hero," Tina Knowles (saying "everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown") she also told BeyHive members what we should be reading.

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"I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall," Bey said. "It's a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader." 

No words, only inspiration-induced tears and slow claps. Learning to be a leader has certainly benefited Beyoncé, who told Garage that she no longer has to produce work based on other people's expectations.

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"Over time, I have learned to focus on the things I want to focus on in the time frame that I set," she said. "I no longer have to work based on someone else's expectations of pressure. I put enough pressure on myself! I love being 100 percent involved with all my projects and now I'm fortunate enough to do that."

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Anyone else think Beyoncé should give more interviews? Everything she says is—to quote Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers— solid gold, baby.

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