4 Books Gayle King Can't Stop Talking About

O magazine's editor at large recommends an inspiring story on how curiosity can change your life. Plus, she shares the books that made her think and promote kindness, as well as the page-turner she stayed up all night reading.


A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life
By Brian Grazer and Charles Fishman

"Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind) likes to hold 'curiosity conversations' with accomplished individuals from every walk of life," Gayle said in O magazine. "He believes curiosity is the key to a richer existence. Brian has a huge life, and his new book, A Curious Mind, offers fascinating lessons on how he got it."


Missoula: Rape and The Justice System in a College Town
By Jon Krakauer

The latest book from the author of Into Thin Air and Into the Wild takes a haunting look at the prevalence of college rape—and a broken justice system for victims—by examining several women's stories in the town of Missoula, Montana. "It's a very important book," said Gayle on CBS This Morning. We couldn't agree more.


The Girl on the Train
By Paula Hawkins

Twisty plotlines, an unreliable narrator and suspense so real your pulse will race: Paula Hawkin's best seller, The Girl on the Train, is the kind of novel you won't want to put down. Just ask Gayle, who told CBS This Morning she stayed up all night reading it because she wanted to know what would happen next. "It zigs and it zags. It's about betrayal. It's about infidelity. It's about love lost and trying to get love back," she said. "Now I know [what happens] and I won't spill the beans."


The Andy Cohen Diaries
By Andy Cohen

"I spent the night with Andy Cohen," said Gayle. "Okay, we weren't actually together, but curling up with his book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, is just like hanging out with the Bravo host. Andy mixes the mischief of a boy with the insights of a man—and boy, can that man dish! Not only does he love a great behind-the-scenes story and a delicious piece of gossip, but he's also crazy for his rescue dog, Wacha ... and the color yellow, which in my book automatically scores him ten extra points."

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