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Beyonce reveals the one book she thinks all her fans should read

'It's a collection of interviews and essays by great women'

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 10 March 2016 17:07

Beyoncé doesn’t really do interviews. Instead, she just releases surprise singles, makes political statements with astonishing performances and appears at school fundraisers to perform Whitney Houston covers.

However, when Queen B does do interviews, they really don't reveal a lot, as proven by her latest with Garage Magazine.

In their precious few minutes with the international superstar, the magazine just about learned what her favourite pastimes are (“I find myself most drawn to painting and photography”), her go-to artists (“I'm really into the work of Kara Walker, Tracey Emin, Aaron Young, and Donald Judd”) and her biggest hero ("My biggest hero is and always will be my mother”).

One interesting point was the one book she recommends to all her younger fans: What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall.

“It's a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge,” she said. “They will inspire you to become a better leader."

According to the bibliography, the book “features interviews with politicians, public officials, thought leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an attempt to discover the obstacles that have held women back and what needs to change in order to elect a woman into the White House.”

In recent weeks, Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton has shown a lot of love for Beyonce, saying at one rally “I want to be as good a President as Beyoncé is a performer”, and featuring the singer on her International Women’s Day playlist.

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