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
"Kinda kooky, Open and outrageous, Tremendously talented, Born to
write. . .Kotb's voice is as distinctive as her name. Hoda's life
story makes for a great read. Hurry out and get your 'kotb' today!"
--Meredith Viera, cohost of NBC's The Today Show
"This is the Hoda I know. She's written this book the way she
lives: out loud and up-front. She has written about the stuff of
all of our lives. . . love, loss. . . and what she wore!"
--Brian Williams, anchor of NBC Nightly News
"Hoda Kotb is a wonderful storyteller. Hilarious, honest and
inspiring, you will marvel as she describes her family's roots in
Egypt, and their American sojourn which leads her to the career of
her dreams. This book is a manual for overcoming obstacles and
living life with passion and purpose. I loved it. Hoda is the
working girl's Cleopatra. She rules!"
--Adriana Trigiani, "New York Times" bestselling author of
"Brava, Valentine" and "Lucia, Lucia"
"Hoda writes the way she lives: honestly, intelligently and
beautifully. No matter how her hair looks. And the reader can tell
no matter what she's sharing at the moment that she is smiling that
big Hoda smile. You will too."
--Kathie Lee Gifford, " New York Times" bestselling author of
"Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other
"A smart, striking, and sassy memoir. Despite her extraordinary
life and success, Hoda Kotb is as real as they come, and if I can't
be her, I at least want to read about her. You won't know whether
to laugh or cry (I did plenty of both), but Hoda's stories--like
the woman behind them--are guaranteed to charm and inspire."
--Emily Giffin, "New York Times" bestselling author of
"Something Borrowed "and "Heart of the Matter"
"It ain't all about the reporting y'all. Ain't nothin' that can
stop Hoda. This gal has more guts than a super hero. She does it
all and she does it with class. Now she has a delicious book on her
hands. Next, we'll use those super powers to teach her how to
--Paula Deen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Paula
Deen's The Deen Family Cookbook"
"Kotb's voice is as infectiously enthusiastic as her trademark
smile, each episode imbued with stalwart courage and sincere charm.
From her fondness for the music of James Taylor to her fierce
loyalty to New Orleans, Kotb's memoir of life on the road, on the
air, and in the trenches is not only an absorbing inside look at
the highspeed world of high-stakes journalism, it is also one
charismatic woman's story of how a can-do attitude and caring
family have provided the foundation and support for an exhilarating
"I love Hoda. She's reported on the most dangerous, history-making
stories of our time; made it to the Today show; survived cancer;
survived a bad marriage, and she's the only woman with more
opinions than me. Who cares? You will after reading the first
sentence of this page-turning memoir."