Settle for More

Settle for More

by Megyn Kelly
Settle for More

Settle for More

by Megyn Kelly


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Whether it’s asking tough questions during a presidential debate or pressing for answers to today’s most important issues, Megyn Kelly has demonstrated the intelligence, strength, common sense, and courage that have made her one of today’s best-known journalists, respected by women and men, young and old, Republicans and Democrats.

In Settle for More, the NBC News anchor reflects on the enduring values and experiences that have shaped her—from growing up in a family that rejected the "trophies for everyone" mentality, to her father’s sudden, tragic death while she was in high school. She goes behind-the-scenes of her career, sharing the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair and taught her to ask the tough questions. Speaking candidly about her decision to "settle for more"—a motto she credits as having dramatically transformed her life at home and at work—Megyn discusses how she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her journalism dreams.

Admired for her hard work, humor, and authenticity, Megyn sheds light on the news business, her time at Fox News, the challenges of being a professional woman and working mother, and her most talked about television moments. She also speaks openly about Donald Trump’s feud with her, revealing never-before-heard details about the first Republican debate, its difficult aftermath, and how she persevered through it all.

Deeply personal and surprising, Settle for More offers unparalleled insight into this charismatic and intriguing journalist, and inspires us all to embrace the principles—determination, honesty, and fortitude in the face of fear—that have won her fans across the political divide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062495143
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 118,904
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Megyn Kelly currently serves as anchor of Fox News Channels The Kelly File. Throughout her tenure with Fox News Channel, Kelly has covered breaking news and reported on location. Before joining Fox News, Kelly served as a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV (ABC 7) in Washington, D.C., where she covered national and local stories of interest. Prior to her career in television news, Kelly practiced law for nine years, seven years as a corporate litigator at Jones Day and was an associate for two years in the Chicago office of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Tough Questions 1

1 No False Praise 11

2 Mean Girls 31

3 Silent Night, Holy Night 41

4 Who's Getting Hit First? 55

5 Trial Team Barbie 69

6 Legally Blond 77

7 Self-Pity Is Not Attractive 93

8 Calling and Calling; Nobody's Home 103

9 "Who's Here?" "Me!" 111

10 Lawyer, Broadcaster, Journalist 121

11 So Long, Little Miss Perfect 133

12 Nights of Fear 147

13 Writing the Wrong Things 155

14 All the Days of My Life 163

15 The Best Line 173

16 Now Everyone's Here 189

17 Ready for Prime Time 199

18 On "Having It All" 215

19 Election Season 231

20 The First Debate 247

21 Fallout 259

22 Relentless 271

23 The Trump Tower Accords 287

24 Paying It Forward 299

25 Settling for More Today 315

Acknowledgments 321

Notes 325

Index 331

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