When things are going well for Maria Menounos, her only concern is how to make them go even better. That’s because the Access Hollywood correspondent, who has the distinction of being the only journalist to interview the entire Obama family at once, practices the Japanese philosophy of kaizen. It focuses on continuous improvement in all aspects of life—coincidentally, the theme of Menounos’ latest venture, The Everygirl’s Guide to Life (It Books; $19.99; in bookstores April 12). Inspired by her experiences growing up in a working-class family as well as her experiences on the red carpet in Hollywood, Menounos offers tips on everything from organizing your closet to managing your love life, all while looking fabulous and staying fiscally fit. Seem impossible? Not to Menounos, who writes: “I’ve lived better and had the most success when my mind, and the minds of those around me, was in the state of possibility.” Hmmm. We’ll keep that in mind.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE SHAW
June 8, 2017