Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling author and beloved andlt;Iandgt;Today andlt;/Iandgt;show co-anchor tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevereand#8212;and even thriveand#8212;and asks, What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Through years of perseverance, purpose, and passion, Hoda Kotb landed a spot with Kathie Lee on the andlt;Iandgt;Todayandlt;/Iandgt; show, won numerous journalism awards, and gained valuable life lessons. Now, after captivating readers in her blockbuster memoir andlt;Iandgt;Hodaandlt;/Iandgt;, she turns to stories about others who have undergone personal transformation against great odds.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Ten Years Laterandlt;/Iandgt;, Hoda chronicles six amazing stories by identifying a game-changing event in her subjectsand#8217; lives and then revisiting those lives a decade later. We meet Amy Barnes, who took the leap to escape an abusive relationship, lost an astounding 340 pounds, and now encourages women like her to cultivate their mental and physical strength. Thereand#8217;s also Ron Clifford, a civilian hero of 9/11, who saved the life of a burn victim in the wreckage of the towersand#8212;only to learn the same day that his beloved sister and niece were passengers on Flight 175. Patrick Weiland, a former network producer who won a Peabody at age twenty-two and later spiraled into drug addition, demonstrates the power of a second chance.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Ten Years Laterandlt;/Iandgt; is a firsthand testament to the enduring power of the human spirit. Through inspirational life stories, Hoda shows how adversity can unleash our best qualities: resilience, perseverance, gratitude, empathy, and creativity. This book will inspire you to believe in the future, no matter how dark the present, and tap into the ability to reach your highest potential.
"Today Show cohost Kotb (Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee) tells the remarkable stories of six people who overcame trials and tragedies to become successful and happy individuals. A decade after the events that rocked their lives, Kotb interviewed each subject about how the passage of time had healed them and changed their perspective. Amy Barnes transformed herself from a 490-pound victim of domestic violence into a bodybuilding personal trainer and public speaker. Patrick Weiland, a television producer, spiraled out of control after he was diagnosed with HIV, and subsequently became addicted to crystal meth. But following the horrific murder of his sister and the realization that 'he could not put his family through another catastrophic loss,' he resolved to turn his life around. Ron Clifford managed to escape the September 11 attacks only to learn that his sister, Ruth, and four-year-old niece, Juliana, had been on United Flight 175, the second plane to hit the towers. Ten years later, Clifford discusses coping with PTSD and finding closure after testifying against 9/11 mastermind Zacarias Moussaoui. Sobering and inspiring tales in their own right, Kotb's journalistic acumen makes this collection all the more moving. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Endeavor." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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About the Author
Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of the fourth hour of "Today" in August 2007. She has also been a "Dateline NBC" correspondent since April 1998 and the host of the weekly syndicated series "Your Total Health" since September 2004. In her nine years at NBC, Kotb has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories and has received numerous awards, including the 2008 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the prestigious Peabody in 2006 for her "Dateline NBC" report "The Education of Ms. Groves." The four-time Emmy nominee also won the 2004 Headliner Award, 2003 Gracie Award and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award. She resides in New York City.