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We knew this day would come: Beyoncé, the most elusive celebrity of them all, finally gave her first interview in a long, long time. In a cover story for Garage Magazine, she reveals her proudest moment (giving birth to Blue Ivy), her biggest hero (her mother), and finally, the book she thinks everyone should read.
Via Complex, she says:
"I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take To Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It's a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader."
Well, you heard her. That's an order.