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"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.

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"In this soulful memoir, the host of Good Morning America recounts her recent struggle with illness and path to recovery. The book begins in 2012, when Roberts was first diagnosed with MDS (a disease sometimes referred to as pre-leukemia), and traces step-by-step her experiences through the treatment that included a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann, all the way to her triumphant return to morning television. Fortunately, Roberts recovers from the risky and often excruciating process with support from family and many friends, including colleagues Diane Sawyer and Dr. Richard Besser. The author's beloved mother, who passed away right before Roberts was admitted to the hospital, is the driving force in this story of resilience; even the title is inspired by something her mother used to say. Roberts contemplates the experience with a mix of gravity, courage and humor, saying, 'I traveled so far on a combination of faith and science.' She offers readers a deeply intimate and endearing glimpse into the human side of battling illness. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Robin Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America.

Veronica Chambers is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir, Mama's Girl which has been course adopted by hundreds of high schools and colleges throughout the country. Her other non-fiction books include Kickboxing Geisha's: How Japanese Women Are Changing Their Nation and The Joy of Doing Things Badly: A Girl's Guide to Love, Life and Foolish Bravery. She has also written more than a dozen books for children and spent two seasons as an executive story editor for CW's hist series, Girlfriends. A graduate of Simon's Rock College at Bard, she lives with her husband and daughter in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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writermala, August 26, 2014 (view all comments by writermala)
Robin Roberts, the Co-anchor of Good Morning America, has a story to tell. She has beaten Breast Cancer only to learn that she now has a condition called MDS which can be cured only by the painful procedure of Bone Marrow Transplant.
The book is an account of her battle with MDS but it is much more than that. Roberts tells us of the love and friendship she received from friends and family and how it helped her in her fight. The title of the book is Roberts' "momma's" quote. Yes, when you encounter a problem remember "Everybody's Got Something." This message from her mother along with her favourite saying, asking her to make a message of any mess helped her immensely and the book will help us in our battles in our lives..
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781455578450
Author:
Roberts, Robin
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Author:
Author
Author:
Chambers, Veronica
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1 in 1.11 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this soulful memoir, the host of Good Morning America recounts her recent struggle with illness and path to recovery. The book begins in 2012, when Roberts was first diagnosed with MDS (a disease sometimes referred to as pre-leukemia), and traces step-by-step her experiences through the treatment that included a bone marrow transplant from her sister, Sally-Ann, all the way to her triumphant return to morning television. Fortunately, Roberts recovers from the risky and often excruciating process with support from family and many friends, including colleagues Diane Sawyer and Dr. Richard Besser. The author's beloved mother, who passed away right before Roberts was admitted to the hospital, is the driving force in this story of resilience; even the title is inspired by something her mother used to say. Roberts contemplates the experience with a mix of gravity, courage and humor, saying, 'I traveled so far on a combination of faith and science.' She offers readers a deeply intimate and endearing glimpse into the human side of battling illness. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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