The former CBS Evening News anchor on three favorites.
Americans first got to know Katie Couric as the charming, cheery co-host of NBC’s The Today Show, where she wished us good morning for fifteen years. In 2006, she became the first female evening news anchor at a major network, hosting the CBS broadcast as well as contributing to 60 Minutes as a correspondent. Recently, she compiled the guidance of friends, colleagues, and family for a unique book of reflection, wisdom, and humor called The Best Advice I Ever Got. Here she recommends three books that have a staying power comparable to her own.
By Anne Frank
“Anne’s courage, fortitude, humor, innocence, and intelligence under the most unimaginable circumstances move me every time. I think of what she endured in this beautifully rendered account of one of the most horrific times in the history of the world.”
By Harper Lee
“Because Atticus Finch is the embodiment of decency and integrity.”
By John Gunther
“This was a book I also read when I was quite young. It’s about a 17-year old, Johnny, who demonstrated extraordinary grace and courage when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. It taught me a lot about the pain and process of death and loss–a lesson that would serve me well when I got older and faced losses of my own. The poem by John Donne, upon which the title is based, is also incredibly powerful.”