Rolonda Watts' Reading List

by Rolonda Watts

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Rolonda Watts is an Emmy-award nominated journalist, talk show host, actor, comedian, and author.

My Reading List


1. Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain

"Bourdain was my biggest TV crush until his tragic suicide death this year. Reading his book will help keep his legacy of loving food and different cultures alive and may also inspire me to do the same and tell my own travel and food stories."

2. Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

"We're living at a time when women, in particular, need to raise their voices to raise the consciousness of this nation and the world. Richards encourages us to not settle for the status quo, but to question the way things are and how we together can make them better without the fear of being labeled "Trouble Makers."

3. Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe

"Called a “quintessential novel of the 80s,” this phenomenally successful bestseller is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite American authors. It’s the gritty tale of classism, racism, social injustice politics, greed and ambition in NYC in the 80s, which really resonates with me as a former local news reporter and anchorwoman in New York at that time. Beware - This juicy story might make you miss your subway stop!"

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