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Announcing... The 2019

Lackawanna Reads selection

One Book, One College



Inspiring Words from Inspiring People

by Gayle King

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In this New York Times bestseller, Gayle King collects her favorite inspiring letters from the popular CBS This Morning segment Note to Self, in which twenty-first century luminaries pen advice and encouragement to the young people they once were.

What do Congressman John Lewis, Dr. Ruth, and Kermit the Frog wish they could tell their younger selves? What about a gay NFL player or the most successful female race car driver?

In Note to Self, CBS This Morning cohost Gayle King shares some of the most memorable letters from the broadcast’s popular segment of the same name. With essays from such varied figures as Oprah, Vice President Joe Biden, Chelsea Handler, and Maya Angelou—as well as poignant words from a Newtown father and a military widow—Note to Self is a moving reflection on the joys and challenges of growing up.

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About the Author


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Gayle King is a co-host of "CBS This Morning." An experienced television journalist, King interviews top newsmakers and delivers original reporting to "CBS This Morning" and all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. She is also editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine.

"CBS This Morning" is CBS' most successful morning news broadcast in more than three decades. Since joining CBS News in 2011, King has conducted revealing and news-making interviews with world leaders, political figures and celebrities.

Recently, King has landed a string of high-profile and competitive interviews. She sat down with R&B singer R. Kelly for an explosive and exclusive interview, and she had a separate interview with Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, the two young women living with him in Chicago. The interviews were made into a CBS primetime special, which was that evening's No. 1 program in the time slot. The week prior to that, King had the exclusive interviews with the director of the Michael Jackson documentary "Leaving Neverland," as well as the accusers and members of the Jackson's family. King also had the first and only television interview with embattled Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam following his yearbook scandal. She had the first interviews with the two women who allege Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them. And, following his announcement that he would run for president, King landed the only national TV interview with former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke.

To Read More and To Follow Gayle King:

Links and Events

Gayle King - Reflecting On Life With "Note To Self”/The Daily Show With Trevor Noah:

CBS This Morning Link to “Note to Self”  Videos:


Help Choose the 2020 – 2021 LC Reads Book!

LC Reads is looking for suggestions from you!  What do you like to read, what are you interested in, what would you suggest to incoming freshmen for 2020 -2021?  Please send your ideas and suggestions to or by February 1, 2020, and watch for new LC Reads suggestion boxes to pop up around campus sometime in January 2020.

Letter Contest


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Write a letter to your younger self, and submit a photo of yourself as a child and a recent photo.

Five winners will be chosen to win a $25 gift card.

Audio version of the winners' letters will be recorded, and photos and videos will be featured at a future First Friday Scranton event.

Letters and photos must be submitted by Oct. 11, 2019 to

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About LC Reads

Lackawanna Reads Mission Statement

The purpose of this program is to provide everyone in the college community with an enjoyable and positive reading experience, to promote life-long learning, to reinforce the message that reading is an integral part of the college experience, and to encourage our student body along, with faculty and staff, to read the same book and participate in open discussions across the curriculum.

Lackawanna Reads Objectives

  • To introduce and create a united social and academic experience for incoming freshmen, returning students, faculty, staff and administration… the entire college community.
  • To encourage critical thinking skills for the entire student body by open discussion on a common theme.
  • To enhance academic and community awareness.
  • To provide students with a positive reading experience.

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