Everybody's Got Something

Everybody's Got Something

By Robin Roberts; Veronica Chambers

Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9781455578450, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

""Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something." "
So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.
Following her mother's advice to "make your mess your message," Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we've all got something -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we've also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what readers of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it's all about faith, family and friends. And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think.

About the Author
Robin Roberts has worked in broadacating for more than 20 years. She is coanchor of Good Morning America (GMA). Under her leadership, the broadcast won three consecutive EMmys for Outstanding Morning Program. Roberts graduated from Sotheastern Louisiana University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and was a standout basketball player. Her first book, From the Heart: 7 Rules to Live By was released in 2007 with an updated version released in 2008 with an added chapter on her battle with breast cancer.

Veronica Chambers was an editor for "The New York Times Magazine, " a culture writer for "Newsweek, " and a senior associate editor at "Premiere" magazine. Her work has appeared in "Vogue" and "Glamour, " among many other publications. She is also the author of a critically acclaimed memoir, "Mama's Girl." In 2000 she received a fellowship from the Japan Society to spend several months researching in Japan. She fell in love with the country and has returned for extended stays every year since.

Praise For Everybody's Got Something

"Following her mother's time-honored advice to "make your mess your message," Roberts offers an inspiring memoir of her life, from her home base in Mississippi to her home in New York and the glamorous though grueling life of a television reporter...With the infectious personality for which she's known, Roberts details the support of family and friends and the people she's met in her life and career who've inspired her by overcoming their own challenges with the "something" that everybody inevitably faces."—Booklist

Sunday, Apr 27, 2014

In her new memoir, Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts describes her "somethings" � being diagnosed with breast cancer and a rare blood disorder. More at NPR.org

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