This series is now an ebook with over 35 additional interviews: You can buy it on Amazon or you can order a PDF here.

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I am very excited to announce this new series on my blog. I have been very blessed to be surrounded by people who continually inspire me. The women selected in this series are exceptional not only for what they have been able to accomplish in their own life, but also for what they inspire in others. I think the second is harder to do.  To me, each of these women represents not only a success story, but a hero, a role model and most importantly a hope. If they can all do it – and they all have the same number of hours in the day, same responsibilities, same fears — why can’t we?

I hope you will find the upcoming interviews with these amazing women as inspiring as I did.

The series starts on May 1 and twice a week will feature someone terrific – Amanda Hesser, Susan Orlean, Ruth Reichl, Top Chef’s Padma and many more.

Who is featured in the book? Here is a complete list:

Aarti Sequeira, Food Network star   ** Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times best-selling novelist **  Amanda Hesser, co-creator of the revolutionary site Food  ** Joan Nathan, best-selling cookbook author ** Corrine Tran, award-winning cookbook author ** Andrea King Collier, award-winning author and essayist ** Andrea Nguyen, best-selling cookbook author ** Carla Hall, co-host, ABC’s The Chew  ** Camille Noe Pagán, debut novelist and longtime professional writer              **  Clotilde Dusoulier, best-selling cookbook author and blogger            **  Heidi Swanson, best-selling cookbook author and blogger ** Daisy Martinez, Food Network star  **Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief, Food & Wine magazine ** Dorie Greenspan, legendary cookbook author  ** Elise Bauer, pioneering, super-successful blogger            **  Elissa Altman, award-winning writer and author              ** Frances Largeman-Roth, best-selling author            **  Grace Young, best-selling cookbook author ** Bethanne Patrick, editor and best-selling author            **   Paula Wolfert, legendary cookbook author ** Lisa Rogak, New York Times best-selling author **  Kat Kinsman, managing editor for CNN’s food blog ** Jaden Hair, best-selling cookbook author and blogger **  Jen Singer, best-selling author **  Karma Wilson, award-winning children’s book author            **Kim Severson, best-selling author and New York Times journalist  **Lisa Armstrong, award-winning journalist             **  Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning radio show host and author  ** Meagan Francis, blogger and best-selling author            **   Melissa Clark, best-selling cookbook author  **  Nathalie Dupree, TV show host, best-selling cookbook author            **   Nycci Nellis, TV and radio show star            **   Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef host and cookbook author  **  Ramin Ganeshram, award-winning journalist and author  **  Ruth Reichl, former editor-in-chief of Gourmet, all-around superstar            **   Sarita Mandanna, debut novelist  **  Virginia Willis, best-selling cookbook author  **   Susan Orlean, superstar author  **  Tracey Jackson, best-selling novelist            **   Vivian Schiller, chief digital officer, NBC news            **   Chiki Sarkar, publisher, Penguin India  **  Rebecca Brooks, brilliant PR strategist            **   Dianne Jacob, award-winning writer and author            **   Diana Abu-Jaber, award-winning novelist  **   Mollie Cox Bryan, cookbook author and novelist             **   Sydny Miner, vice president, executive editor of Crown Archetype  **   Bee Yinn Low, blogger and best-selling cookbook author            **   Molly Wizenberg, best-selling cookbook author            **   Deborah Madison, award-winning cookbook author            **   Aviva Goldfarb, best-selling author and owner of Six O’Clock Scramble            **   Rebecca Katz, best-selling cookbook author  ** Sara Moulton, TV show host and best-selling author **    T. Susan Chang, award-winning writer and author  **   Pam Krauss, vice president, publishing director of Rodale  **  Saira Mohan, super model and author  **   Ritu Dalmia, chef, TV show host and best-selling author

(Thanks to Tana Butler for creating this lovely graphic)

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  1. This is absolutely fantastic. I have read two of Ruth Reichl’s books and I love her. I can’t wait for this exciting series to begin.

  2. What a great idea!!Can’t wait for these series 🙂

  3. Lovely idea for a series!

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