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.

"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.

"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."

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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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.