Hoda Summary

Hodais a memoir of lessons Kotb has learned along her journey, from breast cancer survivor to Today show anchor.

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 Todaywith Kathie Lee Gifford. (Oh, c’mon, KLG! That’s funny...put down the huge pour of Chardonnay and laugh with us.)

Hodareads just like Kotb herself—light, funny, positive, and positively inspiring.

Book Reviews


Great read5 star

As a KLG & Hoda groupie I found this book a riot & fun to read. It is refreshing to find a celebrity so down to earth, honest, funny & just great full for each day. Love you Hoda! Keep going forward you are inspiring.55


Excellent!5 star

If you love Hoda you will love this book!55


Hoda5 star

Very honest and real. She is funny. She talks about her Today Family and her personal journey. Very positive and inspiring.55


Hoda5 star

What a wonderful journey! I could not put this book down. Hoda is real and funny and i felt like I spent time with a special friend. I highly recommend Hoda..... Looking forward to her next one...55


What an inspiring and easy read5 star

Thank you Hoda for sharing your journey. I know that you are the fun, intelligent, and warm personality that we see on tv. Your story is real and your determination and courage is admirable. I enjoyed walking the steps of your past!55


Hoda5 star

I definitely recommend this book. I kept reading the book, because Hoda was so darn positive. I don't think I've ever met anyone who looks at the world so "glass half full". In every photo, her smile is exactly the same, big and bright. I could feel her positive experiences in every story. Right now I am finishing up treatments for breast cancer, and I'm wearing Hoda's "forward" ring. I had the ring before I knew anything about Hoda. This book proves that doing what you love is truly a gift and having a positive outlook on your experiences is a recipe for a wonderful life, no matter what!!!55

Greg Lane

Very5 star

Very true! Very touching! Very hod a! Thank you for sharing your journey!55


True Hoda5 star

This is a great book about all aspects of Hoda Kotb's life. I really do suggest reading it. You'll finish within a matter of days.55

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