National Inspirational Role Models Month

November is National Inspirational Role Models Month, so we want to celebrate the people who inspire us to become the best version of ourselves. Our bestselling series In Their Own Words collects the advice and insights of a variety of influencers—from music superstars and media icons to legendary business entrepreneurs—into handy, pocket-size volumes that inspire the business and thought leaders of today and tomorrow. Check them out!


Dolly Parton: In Her Own Words

This upcoming collection is a look into the inner workings of the woman known for penning such hits as “I Will Always Love You” and “9 to 5.” Officially on shelves December 8, Dolly Parton: In Her Own Words collects Dolly Parton’s most inspirational, thought-provoking quotes in one place, providing an intimate and direct look into the mind of this legendary musical icon. This book is a comprehensive picture of her legacy as one of America’s most recognizable music superstars, whose considerable impact can be felt well beyond popular culture.

Richard Branson: In His Own Words

Updated and redesigned since its initial publication in 2013 as Virgin Rebel: Richard Branson in His Own Words, this new edition is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of the Virgin Group chairman and founder. Hundreds of Branson’s best quotes, comprising thoughts on business, music, entrepreneurship, politics, exploration, and life lessons, provide an intimate and direct look into the mind of this modern business icon.

Martha Stewart: In Her Own Words

This book offers a picture of Martha Stewart’s business empire, her advice for life and the home, and her comeback after scandal and imprisonment. It’s the perfect gift not only for Martha Stewart superfans, but also for anyone looking to get inside the mind of a winner of multiple Emmys and James Beard Awards, and the chairperson of her own media conglomerate. Stewart has proven she has staying power across generations. She’s a true icon, not just for fans who learned how to cook and keep house from her books and television shows, but for audiences who associate her name with taste, simplicity, and style.

RuPaul: In His Own Words

Get inside the head of RuPaul: award-winning TV personality, musician, actor, LGBTQ+ icon, business mogul, and the most influential drag queen in the world. This collection of quotes has been carefully curated from RuPaul’s numerous public statements—interviews, books, social media posts, television appearances, and more. It’s a comprehensive picture of his decades-long career, his transformative effect on pop culture, and his wise perspective on identity, love, and life.


Taylor Swift: In Her Own Words

For the first time, you can find Taylor Swift’s most inspiring, thought-provoking quotes on music, business, fandom, and love in one place. Taylor Swift: In Her Own Words is not only a treat for fans looking for a collection of the superstar’s thoughts on songwriting, celebrity, and love, it also provides valuable insights into the mind of a woman who has taken charge of her own music and image—and who has shaken up the music business in the process.

Don’t forget to look out for our new In Their Own Words titles on Bill Gates, Michelle Obama, Elon Musk, and more, arriving in 2021!

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