Hoda Kotb gives anchors a first look at her inspirational book of quotes

The uplifting book comes out Oct. 15.
/ Source: TODAY
By Scott Stump

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Hoda Kotb has a way of uplifting and inspiring others and now she's bringing that inspiration to a new platform.

Last month, the TODAY co-anchor announced on Instagram that she's releasing a new book and it's set to hit shelves on Oct. 15. It's called "I Really Needed This Today: Words to Live By," and features 365 quotes and stories to give readers a daily dose of encouragement and positivity.

"I Really Needed This Today," by Hoda Kotb

"They're meant to inspire, make you feel good, you can have it by your bedside — it's a book I'm really, really excited about,'' she said. "I feel like it's uplifting, and I hope it lifts you up."

"You guys know I love to post quotes on Instagram,'' she said. "What I love more is reading your responses to those quotes. I feel like the quotes move you, and a couple of the responses said, 'I really needed this today.'

"We thought, 'You know what, what a perfect title for a book.'"

On Tuesday, the anchors got a peek at the book in person and Andy Cohen, who made a special Pop Start appearance, shared how much he enjoys seeing Hoda's inspiring messages every morning.

"I love waking up to your motivational quotes on Twitter," Cohen said.

It will be the second book the New York Times bestselling author has released this year, following her children's book, "You Are My Happy," which was released in March.