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Tavis Smiley makes stop in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - National television host and renowned author Tavis Smiley made a stop in Memphis Saturday as part of his six-city community discussion.

Smiley has a new book coming to stores called "Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure."

Smiley said there is nothing you cannot recover from.  His book is about picking up the pieces after failure.

"In our lives, each one of us has failings," he said.  "No one who is successful, if they're being honest, will deny that they've learned more from their failures than they have their successes.  The question is how, in these very difficult times, do we remind people and encourage folks?"

In the book, Smiley shares his 20 worst mistakes, what he learned and how he moved beyond them.  The book will be available May 1.

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