The Best Advice I Ever Got

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The Best Advice I Ever Got

Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

By Katie Couric

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780812982589, 274pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2012

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 is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, the founder of numerous cancer research and awareness organizations, and a "New York Times "bestselling author. The former anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, "she now serves as special correspondent for ABC News. Beginning in September 2012, she will host a new syndicated daytime talk show, "Katie."