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The Best Advice I Ever Got: lessons from extraordinary lives

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What made the lightbulb go off for Malcolm Gladwell? What unexpected event made Meryl Streep who she is? What exactly proved to be Mario Batali's recipe for success? In this inspirational book, Katie Couric calls upon leaders and visionaries in the fields of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business-all of whom share heartfelt, humorous, and useful insights about success and fulfillment. The Best Advice I Ever Got covers it all, from personal life (novelist Curtis Sittenfeld wisely suggests marrying someone less neurotic than you) to the workplace (Eric Schmidt of Google advises saying "yes" to any opportunity) to a combination of both (Chelsea Handler warns that you should never, ever sleep with your boss). These candid stories aren't just for those who are starting out, they're for those who are starting over, or just taking stock-they're reminders of what is important and how we can live our lives better every day. Assembled here is a virtual who's who of some of the world's most accomplished leaders, thinkers, and artists-from Super Bowl quarterbacks to successful CEOs, Colin Powell and Ken Burns to Barbara Walters and Beyonc . Here are lessons about hard work and humility, taking chances, dealing with criticism, following your passion, committing to something greater than yourself, and understanding the real meaning of success. Among the many contributions are financial guru Suze Orman on the benefits of doing what is right, not what is easy; quarterback Drew Brees on the shoulder injury that almost ended his career but wound up bringing him to New Orleans, where he used adversity as an opportunity; Mo'Nique, the Oscar-winning actress and comedian, on growing through life's challenges; and New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg on the importance of showing up early, which he illustrates through a story about his first job at a real estate office. Along the way, Katie Couric offers her own reflections on the good advice-as well as the mishaps along the way-that have guided her: from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking role as the first female anchor of the CBS Evening News . She reveals how the words of Thomas Jefferson helped her deal with her husband's tragic death from cancer, and the truism that encouraged her to leave the safe harbor of NBC's Today show for a new adventure at CBS. By turns amusing, empowering, and moving, the advice collected here provides tried-and-true wisdom for anyone who stands at a crossroads in life's journey-for graduates just starting out on a career path, workers facing a midlife challenge, or anyone thinking about making a change, taking a risk, or pulling off the proverbial leap into the great unknown. From the Hardcover edition.
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What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business—distilling the ingenious, hard-won insights of leaders and visionaries, who tell us all how to take chances, follow our passions, cope with criticism, and, perhaps most important, commit to something greater than ourselves.
Among the many voices to be heard here are financial guru Suze Orman on the benefits of doing what's right, not what's easy; director Steven Spielberg on listening rather than being listened to; quarterback Drew Brees on how his (literal) big break changed his life; and novelist Curtis Sittenfeld on the secrets of a great long-term relationship (she suggests marrying someone less neurotic than you); not to mention:
• Michael Bloomberg: "Eighty percent of success is showing up . . . early."
• Eric Stonestreet: "Remember that the old lady who's taking forever in line is someone's grandma."
• Joyce Carol Oates: "Read widely—what you want to read, and not what someone suggests that you should read."
• Jimmy Kimmel: "When in doubt, order the hamburger."
• Apolo Ohno: "It's not about the forty seconds; it's about the four years, the time it took to get there."
• Madeleine K. Albright: "Never play hide-and-seek with the truth."
Along the way, Couric reflects on the good advice—and the missteps—that have guided her from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking role as the first female anchor of the CBS Evening News. She reveals how the words of Thomas Jefferson helped her deal with her husband's tragic death from cancer, and what encouraged her to leave the security of NBC's Today show for a new adventure at CBS.
Delightful, empowering, and moving, The Best Advice I Ever Got is the perfect book for anyone who is thinking about the future, contemplating taking a risk, or daring to make a leap into the great unknown.
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title_displayThe Best Advice I Ever Got Lessons from Extraordinary Lives
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The best advice I ever got [sound recording] : lessons from extraordinary lives / Katie Couric
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