Search - List of Books by Tavis Smiley

"When you work for something, you appreciate it more. So what are y'all going to do with all the opportunities you inherited that you didn't have to work for?" -- Tavis Smiley
Tavis Smiley (; born September 13, 1964) is an American talk show host, author, political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist. Smiley was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and grew up in Kokomo, Indiana. After attending Indiana University, he worked during the late 1980s as an aide to Tom Bradley, the mayor of Los Angeles. Smiley became a radio commentator in 1991, and starting in 1996 he hosted the talk show BET Talk (later renamed BET Tonight) on BET. Controversially, after Smiley sold an exclusive interview of Sara Jane Olson to ABC News in 2001, BET declined to renew Smiley's contract that year. Smiley then began hosting The Tavis Smiley Show on NPR from 2002 to 2004 and currently hosts Tavis Smiley on PBS on the weekdays and "The Tavis Smiley Show" from PRI. Most recently, he and best friend Dr. Cornel West have joined forces for their own radio talk show, "Smiley & West".

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Total Books: 39
50 for Your Future Lessons from Down the Road
2017 - 50 for Your Future Lessons From Down the Road (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781401948467
ISBN-10: 1401948464
Genres: Self-Help, Politics & Social Sciences
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Before You Judge Me The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson's Last Days
Death of a King The Real Story of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's Final Year
The Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later
2016 - The Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401951498
ISBN-10: 140195149X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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My Journey with Maya
2015 - My Journey with Maya (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316341752
ISBN-10: 0316341754
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Fail Up 20 Lessons on building Success from Failure
2012 - Fail Up 20 Lessons on Building Success From Failure (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781401933913
ISBN-10: 1401933912
Genres: Business & Money, Self-Help
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The Rich And The Rest Of Us A Poverty Manifesto
2012 - The Rich and the Rest of Us a Poverty Manifesto (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401940638
ISBN-10: 1401940633
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Too Important To Fail Saving America's Boys
2011 - Too Important to Fail Saving America's Boys (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401939113
ISBN-10: 1401939112
Genre: Reference
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Accountable Making America As Good As Its Promise
2009 - Accountable Making America As Good As Its Promise [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743582087
ISBN-10: 074358208X
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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On Air The Best of Tavis Smiley on the Tom Joyner Morning Show 2004 - 2008
What I Know for Sure My Story of Growing Up in America
What I Know for Sure
2006 - What I Know for Sure [Random House Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375433962
ISBN-10: 0375433961
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
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What I Know for Sure My Story of Growing Up in America
2006 - What I Know for Sure My Story of Growing Up in America (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385505161
ISBN-10: 0385505167
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Never Mind Success - Go For Greatness The Best Advice I've Ever Received
2006 - Never Mind Success - Go for Greatness the Best Advice I've Ever Received (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401910624
ISBN-10: 1401910629
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Empowerment Cards For Inspired Living
2004 - Empowerment Cards for Inspired Living (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781401904616
ISBN-10: 1401904610
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Empowerment Cards for Inspired Living Cards
2004 - Empowerment Cards for Inspired Living Cards (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781401904623
ISBN-10: 1401904629
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v Board of Education
2004 - The Unfinished Agenda of Brown V Board of Education [Landmarks in Civil Rights History] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780471649267
ISBN-10: 0471649260
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
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On Air The Best of Tavis Smiley on the Tom Joyner Morning Show 2002-2003
Keeping the Faith  Stories of Love Courage Healing and Hope from Black America
2003 - Empowerment Cards [Large Card Decks] (Paperback)
Keeping the Faith  Stories of Love Courage Healing and Hope from Black America
Doing What's Right  How to Fight for What You Believe--And Make a Difference