Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee

by Hoda Kotb
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Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee by Hoda Kotb

SHE’S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US : overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But she’s something different, too.

Hoda Kotb grew up in two cultures—one where summers meant playing at the foot of the ancient pyramids and another where she had to meet her junior prom date at the local 7-Eleven to spare them both the wrath of her conservative Egyptian parents. She’s traveled the globe for network television, smuggling videotapes in her shoes and stepping along roads riddled with land mines. She’s weathered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and a personal Category 5 as well: divorce and breast cancer in the same year. And if that’s not scary enough, she then began cohosting the fourth hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford. (Oh, c’mon, KLG! That’s funny . . . put down the huge pour of Chardonnay and laugh with us.)

HODA reads just like Hoda—light, funny, positive, and positively inspiring.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439189504
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 109,171
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Hoda Kotb was named co-anchor of the fourth hour of Today in 2007. She has also been a Dateline NBC correspondent since 1998 and is a New York Times bestselling author for her book, Hoda. The three-time Emmy winner also won the prestigious 2006 Peabody Award, the 2003 Gracie Award, and the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award. Her most recent book is Where We Belong, and she resides in New York City.

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Hoda 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best autobiographies I have read. Hoda is funny and will make you laugh out loud. She is a class act and I think her stories about her family are so inspiring and she knows how very blessed she is to be part of them. I had a smile on my face throughout most of the book. Thank you for sharing your amazing journey with us.
Suzy Oberholtz More than 1 year ago
I always liked hoda but now I feel like I kmow her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of the Today show, this is a must read. She is a strong woman who has lead a very normal path to the place that she is now. The recipe that she shares in this book is also delicious!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For some odd reason I felt the urge to read this book and I read it in 2 days...it's a good book to learn a little bit from!!
Kristan Jones More than 1 year ago
She is such an imteresting person with an interesting background and experienves that it is a shame she did not go into more detail. If you are a Hoda fan, just get the book from the library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I knew I really liked Hoda from watching the Today show but now I truly adore her. She's witty, humble, and humorous.
Abigail Offenbaker More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed watching Hoda on Today. However, her memoir disappointed me. Many parts rambled on and on so much that I skipped serveral chapters. I hoped to learn more about who Hoda is outside of journalism and news but little light was shed on more personal aspects of her life.
PBWriter36 More than 1 year ago
Again, another memoire that is written just as the writer speaks, how nice. This book by Hoda Kotb is very delightful and a quick read - you don't want it to end and then suddenly it does. I watch Hoda and KLG every day and wish them success with their show; perhaps it should be expanded to include the 3rd hour of Today (?) Great job Hoda.
TMM2001 More than 1 year ago
Perfect reading material, could not put it down. It gives you a glimpse what Hoda is all about. Loved the quirks and humor that she offers. By the end of the book I felt like this is someone I would want to hang out with. Hoda is simply a down to earth woman doing what she is so passionate about. She makes you realize to never give up on your dreams no matter how many times you get knocked down. Would recommend this book to anyone.
gigisix More than 1 year ago
Very intertaining read, funny and very enjoyable.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I did not read the book but by the reviews its a four starrer.
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Watch KLG and Hoda every day. She is so real and down to earth and now I know why. She seems to genuinely care for all people no matter if they are important or famous or just regular folks. Hoda so glad you have a new love in your life. Never change. The way you are is why you have such a good and happy and fun life. Your viewers leave your show with a little bit of you rubbing off. Thank you!
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Hoda is very honest and it was interesting as she talked about her family life as well as an up-and-coming reporter.
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Hoda shared her personal life with us, from growing up in a family that immigrated from Egypt to the USA, to her personal battle with cancer and divorce, and ending with the rise of her career. It was well written and easy to read. I would recommend it if you are a fan of hers.
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