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By the Book: Tina Turner

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THE SINGER, WHOSE MEMOIR ‘MY LOVE STORY’ HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED, WISHES MICK JAGGER WOULD WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: ‘HE CAN OUTTALK ANYONE ON THE PLANET. THAT’S THE BOOK I WANT TO READ.’

Q: What books are on your nightstand?

A:I keep my favorites in my prayer room, the place where I chant and meditate. The shelves are spilling over with books I turn to over and over again for inspiration: “The Teaching of Buddha,” anything by the Dalai Lama or Deepak Chopra, Taro Gold’s “Living Wabi Sabi,”Frederick Lenz’sSurfing the Himalayas,” Richard Bach’sIllusions” and stacks of other books I have come to love over the years.

Q: What’s the last book you read that made you laugh?

A: My funniest experience with a

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