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The Outsider By Stephen King. Blacklands By Belinda Bauer. Alexander the Great By Philip Freeman. I really enjoyed her style of writing; I felt I was watching a "Dateline" episode from start to finish. This wasn't a look at how wonderful I am type of memoir. She shared all aspects of her life: Two take-aways from Hoda: I really like Hoda's on-air presence, especially her banter with Kathie Lee Gifford, one of my favorites.
I picked up this book and read it quickly, devouring the pages devoted to her close-knit, Egyptian family. I was taken by the close relationship she had with her siblings, relationships that she has maintained into her adulthood. Hoda and I are the same age, so I could relate to her stories of growing up and some of the cultural references she spoke about were familiar to I really like Hoda's on-air presence, especially her banter with Kathie Lee Gifford, one of my favorites.
Hoda and I are the same age, so I could relate to her stories of growing up and some of the cultural references she spoke about were familiar to me. Traveling through her young adulthood and subsequent breast cancer diagnosis and her battle with it was certainly sad, yet interesting. Her fighting spirit and the love of her family and friends figured very prominently into her remission.
The only problem I had with the book was that through her outspokenness about her cancer, I had already known much of what she had written. It was quite entertaining; however, for me to learn more about her friendship with KLG and the entire Gifford clan. A good read about a very interesting woman. Dec 17, Diana rated it liked it. Another one of those autobios that I want to give a 3. I absolutely love Hoda, especially after reading this book. It's hard not to as she comes off a warm, open and inviting person and I'm convinced that she is. The book pretty much takes you on her career path, sprinkled in with accounts of her loving family and deep, connected relationships she has with her friends.
Again, I ask, how could you not love Hoda? Three stars because it was a Another one of those autobios that I want to give a 3. Nov 29, Taryn Stansbury rated it really liked it Shelves: A fast read, it was so interesting reading about Hoda's life. Her career is everything I look for as a broadcast journalism major, just minus the heartbreak and cancer. An inspirational story, and even better that I got it signed!
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Dec 30, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nice, light fangirl stuff. Feb 10, Kay rated it it was amazing. Very easy and quick read, but very interesting. Hoda is a quite a character and there is so much more to her than I realized. Apr 22, Patrice rated it it was ok.
Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee by Hoda Kotb
Hoda seems to be a really nice person. She is bright, loyal, stable, kind. What a boring book! Apr 03, Amy Berry rated it it was amazing. I love all things Hoda! She is a true inspiration to all women. I hadn't known much about Hoda before reading this book, as I wasn't much paying attention to the news as she was making her climb to the Today show. I really enjoyed this one. It was easy to read. Throughout her troubles, Hoda has managed to keep positive, which I admire.
Jul 15, Connie rated it really liked it Recommended to Connie by: Washington Journalism and Media Conference. HODA is about Hoda Kotb's rise to fame, and all the struggles she has had to face throughout her life, from making friends to surviving the world of journalism. The book is written with such passion that I truly felt like I was living my life with her as she recalled all these memories.
I loved the writing style, and it helped me get through most of the flight home from the Washington Journalism and Media Conference that I attended last week.
Hoda was a speaker there, and we were recommended to HODA is about Hoda Kotb's rise to fame, and all the struggles she has had to face throughout her life, from making friends to surviving the world of journalism. Being the lazy person that I am, I didn't bother reading the books who wants to search for a book at the bookstore when you have ten at home?
I read through the first page and was instantly hooked. Just, the feelings that she shoved into this book are large in quantity and quality, and really sucked me into her life. We had an opportunity for Hoda to sign our books, and I added mine to the pile who doesn't want a signature from such a lovely person? I didn't actually get time to read until I was at the Washington-Dulles airport in Virginia. My flight had been delayed half an hour, and so I sat in the waiting area and read through the first twenty pages in those thirty minutes.
I paused to board the plane, and then continued to read. My flight was 5 hours and 30 minutes long, and I managed to finish this book with two hours to spare plus minor interruptions--the person who sat in the middle seat kept going to the bathroom. Hoda's tale is truly moving.
I felt myself tearing up in a lot of parts like when she discovered she had cancer while also finding out that her husband was cheating on her , so much that I'm pretty sure the lady-that-sat-next-to-me-who-kept-going-to-the-bathroom thought I was crazy. Overall, there were some parts that I felt could have been organized better, which is why it doesn't get a full-star rating.
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She sometimes digressed from what she was talking about so far that I forgot what the original topic was until she went back to it. Her side stories are interesting, though, so they made up for the sometimes slight confusion when switching topics. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. She does swear in the book a couple of times, something I found highly amusing, but maybe you don't care much for? But still, you should really read this book.
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It will truly give you something to think about afterwards. Nov 14, Gwen rated it really liked it Recommended to Gwen by: But before reading this book, I had no idea who, exactly, Hoda Kotb was and how she became the person is--able to deal with Kathie Lee on a daily basis! An easy read--I knocked off most of this book over dinner one night--but full of interesting tidbits gleaned from decades in broadcast journalism.
Maybe you work with someone who does. Maybe you wait yourself. I figured if I did my job well on Dateline , my bosses would see and I would be rewarded. I never asked for a promotion. Maybe I was afraid to ask.
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Afraid to be rejected. I appreciate her candidness: Even though you shouldn't you see flashing danger signs all over the person sitting across the table. Kathie Lee's second musical premiered at Signature. Feb 01, Patty rated it really liked it. Found out some interesting things, she is of Egyptian heritage, has survived breast cancer and is a very loyal friend.
Her journey from college journalism to co-host on the Today Show's fourth hour is quite a trip. She loves working with Kathy Lee Gifford, who she calls one of the hardest working people she knows! Although she mentions all of the other people who work on Today, she doesn't linger on them, this is truly a book about Hoda and her life's journey, not a biography meant to drop as many names as possible. It isn't possible for her to talk about her work without mentioning some of the famous people she has interviewed but it isn't the focus of the book.
The only interview that seems to have totally blown her away was Beyonce. Since she started out on Dataline she has always done a lot of traveling, much of which has taken her into parts of the world that are dangerous and scary. I loved the part on "bad hair", apparently having very thick and naturally curly dark hair is a problem. Personally I liked a lot of the shots of her on what she called "bad hair days". But then I don't have to deal with it! This one was pretty light and breezy, other than the breast cancer section in which she was very serious and opened up on just how hard it is to go though that horrible experience.