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Kathie Lee on her new book 'The Legend of Messy M'Cheany'

Our own Kathie Lee Gifford is a woman of many talents. Not only does she co-host the fourth hour with Hoda and provide her expertise in wine; she is also a New York Times best-selling author.

Taking time out of her busy schedule, Kathie Lee sat down with TODAY's Meredith Vieira to talk about her new children's book, "The Legend of Messy M'Cheany," which is based on a song she wrote years ago with her collaborator David Friedman.

But Kathie Lee also got some inspiration from her own life. In fact, her dedication in the book says: "For Cassidy, the real Messy M'Cheany, I love you exactly the way you are."

If you're in the Ridgewood, N.J., area tonight, Kathie Lee will be at Bookends for a book signing from 7 to 9 p.m.

Watch the video below to find out more about Kathie Lee's book, and to see her perform a song from it.

TODAY host Kathie Lee Gifford chats about her latest children's book, "The Legend of Messy M'Cheany."


The TODAY host brings the characters of her new children's book to life through song.