NEW YORK (AP) _ Debbie Matenopoulos, nudged from her slot on ABC's ``The View,'' apparently learned enough from the experience to write an inspirational book.

The 24-year-old, who gabbed with the likes of Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Star Jones and Meredith Vieira on the show, has been replaced with Channel One's Lisa Ling.

Matenopolous said her new inspirational book is about making a mistake, then getting back on her feet.

``I learned more in two years sitting next to Barbara Walters than I did during my entire education,''' she told TV Guide in its June 26 issue.