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

Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer, and Kathie Lee I adore this woman and this book is compulsively read able Love the signed copy I got for Christmas. I really like Hoda s on air presence, especially her banter with Kathie Lee Gifford, one of my favorites don t hate, LOL I picked up this book and read it quickly, devouring the pages devoted to her close knit, Egyptian family I was taken by the close relationship she had with her siblings, relationships that she has maintained into her adulthood Hoda and I are the same age, so I could relate to her stories of growing up and some of the cultural references she spoke about were familiar to I really like Hoda s on air presence, especially her banter with Kathie Lee Gifford, one of my favorites don t hate, LOL I picked up this book and read it quickly, devouring the pages devoted to her close knit, Egyptian family I was taken by the close relationship she had with her siblings, relationships that she has maintained into her adulthood Hoda and I are the same age, so I could relate to her stories of growing up and some of the cultural references she spoke about were familiar to me Traveling through her young adulthood and subsequent breast cancer diagnosis and her battle with it was certainly sad, yet interesting Her fighting spirit and the love of her family and friends figured very prominently into her remission The only problem I had with the book was that through her outspokenness about her cancer, I had already known much of what she had written It was quite entertaining however, for me to learnabout her friendship with KLG and the entire Gifford clan A good read about a very interesting woman Hoda How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, and Kathie Leeis a memoir of lessons Hoda Kotb has learned along her journey, from breast cancer survivor to Today Show anchor I have always like Hoda Kotb and this quick memoir made me like her evenI really enjoyed her style of writing I felt I was watching a Dateline episode from start to finish This wasn t a look at how wonderful I am type of memoir She shared all aspects of her life from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs.Two take aways from Hoda Fall face up and Don t hog your journey Go Cards L1C4 A fast read, it was so interesting reading about Hoda s life Her career is everything I look for as a broadcast journalism major, just minus the heartbreak and cancer An inspirational story, and even better that I got it signed Another one of those autobios that I want to give a 3.5 why don t you do half stars, goodreadsI absolutely love Hoda, especially after reading this book It s hard not to as she comes off a warm, open and inviting person and I m convinced that she is The book pretty much takes you on her career path, sprinkled in with accounts of her loving family and deep, connected relationships she has with her friends.Again, I ask, how could you not love Hoda P.S Three stars because it wa Another one of those autobios that I want to give a 3.5 why don t you do half stars, goodreadsI absolutely love Hoda, especially after reading this book It s hard not to as she comes off a warm, open and inviting person and I m convinced that she is The book pretty much takes you on her career path, sprinkled in with accounts of her loving family and deep, connected relationships she has with her friends.Again, I ask, how could you not love Hoda P.S Three stars because it was a good read, but not in an OMG YOU HAVE READ THIS B C YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE type of way Loved it Very easy and quick read, but very interesting Hoda is a quite a character and there is so muchto her than I realized. Nice, light fangirl stuff. Since I am home for the summer, I have occasionally tuned into the 4th hour of the Today Show with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotbquite a difference from the earlier hard news focus of the first couple of hours I was familiar with both correspondents, KLG from Regis, and Hoda from her work on Dateline I admire Hoda and always enjoyed and learned from her pieces She wrote this memoir about her life as a child of Egyptian immigrants and her journey from childhood through adulthood which enco Since I am home for the summer, I have occasionally tuned into the 4th hour of the Today Show with Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotbquite a difference from the earlier hard news focus of the first couple of hours I was familiar with both correspondents, KLG from Regis, and Hoda from her work on Dateline I admire Hoda and always enjoyed and learned from her pieces She wrote this memoir about her life as a child of Egyptian immigrants and her journey from childhood through adulthood which encompassed many moves, death of her father, and her growth as a professional journalist Of course, the most difficult time of her life came simultaneouslyher diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, and the end of her marriage Now as I watch the show, I see two women who are actually friends as well as colleagues, and although many people may view the show as fluff , it is an enjoyable escape from the terrible news events which have been dissected and discussed during the earlier part of the show An interesting and quick read I m only about 1 3 of the way into it She can be very funny I was impressed that it was only after 27 rejections that she got a news job on her 28th audition Most people would have given up long before the 27th rejection Skipped chapters on political assignments and sports stuff just doesn t interest me Overall, some sections were very funny, but generally boring I hope to remember however, how the man on the plane told her not to hog her journey He said she can go to her grave with her j I m only about 1 3 of the way into it She can be very funny I was impressed that it was only after 27 rejections that she got a news job on her 28th audition Most people would have given up long before the 27th rejection Skipped chapters on political assignments and sports stuff just doesn t interest me Overall, some sections were very funny, but generally boring I hope to remember however, how the man on the plane told her not to hog her journey He said she can go to her grave with her journey or share it with other people This prompted her to speak out about her experience with breast cancer


About the Author: Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb is an American television news anchor Both of Kotb s parents are from Egypt Along with her parents, she has also lived in Nigeria.


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