The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives (Paperback)

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In this inspiring book, Katie Couric distills the ingenious, hard-won insights of such leaders and visionaries as Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter, Michael J. Fox, and Ken Burns, who offer advice about life, success, and happiness—how to take chances, follow one’s passions, overcome adversity and inertia, commit to something greater than ourselves, and more. Along the way, Katie Couric reflects on her own life, and on the shared wisdom, and occasional missteps, that have guided her from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking work as a broadcast journalist. Moving and empowering, The Best Advice I Ever Got is for all of us, young or old, who want to hear from some of today’s best and brightest about how they got it right, got it wrong, and came out on top—so we can too.

About the Author

Katie Couric had been a co-anchor of "NBC News' Today" since 1991, and in that position she has covered and debuted many important stories about life in America. She is also a contributing anchor for the newsmagazine "Dateline NBC." She has been awarded two Emmys, named one of "Glamour"'s Women of the Year, and won wide recognition for her excellent journalism. Raised in Arlington, Virginia, she lives in New York with her two daughters and is at work on her next book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780812982589
ISBN-10: 0812982584
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: April 17th, 2012
Pages: 274
Language: English