New York Times bestselling author and beloved Today show co-anchor tells the incredible stories of people who, when faced with impossibly challenging or tragic life situations, persevere - and even thrive - and asks, What if you, facing a game-changing event or decision right now, could see ten years into the future?
Through years of perseverance, purpose, and passion, Hoda Kotb landed a spot with Kathie Lee on the Today show, won numerous journalism awards, and gained valuable life lessons. Now, after captivating audiences in her blockbuster memoir Hoda, she turns to stories about others who have undergone personal transformation against great odds.
In Ten Years Later, Hoda chronicles six amazing stories by identifying a game-changing event in her subjects’ lives and then revisiting those lives a decade later. We meet Amy Barnes, who took the leap to escape an abusive relationship, lost an astounding 340 pounds, and now encourages women like her to cultivate their mental and physical strength. There’s also Ron Clifford, a civilian hero of 9/11, who saved the life of a burn victim in the wreckage of the towers - only to learn the same day that his beloved sister and niece were passengers on Flight 175. Patrick Weiland, a former network producer who won a Peabody at age twenty-two and later spiraled into drug addition, demonstrates the power of a second chance.
Ten Years Later is a firsthand testament to the enduring power of the human spirit. Through inspirational life stories, Hoda shows how adversity can unleash our best qualities: resilience, perseverance, gratitude, empathy, and creativity. This book will inspire you to believe in the future, no matter how dark the present, and tap into the ability to reach your highest potential.
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Inspiration and Admiration
None that I've read so far
All scenes are equally fascinating and or enlightening
The whole thing kept me interested and wanting more.
I always wonder what happens to people we hear about on TV shows, in the news, etc. FINALLY a book that brings us up to date with amazing people from different walks of life.
Yes it is veru uplifting and inspirational.
The ultra runner because of her complete dedication and desire for life.
Her own life experience shows through her voice.
author of books for teens and children
The six people profiled here have diverse backgrounds and accomplishments, but all were hit hard in life and not only bounced back but surged ahead. I was particularly impressed by the woman who, after battling cancer in her early twenties, started up a foundation to help other cancer victims battle infertility, and the single mother with no money or connections who started a corporation eventually worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
This book is absolutely wonderful and uplifting! It definitely gave me hope in my own future and a better appreciation of life. I adore Hoda Kotb, so it was enjoyable to be able to listen to her tell the story.
HOW CAN I PICK? Each individual's stories were absolutely amazing!
I enjoyed the "rags to riches" story at the end as well as the chapters about medical problems (no spoilers).
Definitely! I probably listened to it in three chunks, but it is definitely a great "binge" read.
One of my favorites
I love that the stories are true and you get to hear the aftermath not just the triumph
She conveyed the stories as they were told to her and gave us the benefit of knowing exactly how it was meant to be told
H.O.P.E - Hold on pain ends
I watch her every morning on her show and didn't know she was such a great writer. Loved hearing the inspiring stories. I was on vacation in Sarasota and could not wait to walk the beach every day for hours while I was listening to her book. Great!!
Probably not.... but I was inspired and did enjoy reading about these Valiant people ....
The spunk and determination of these individuals, several in very difficult trials.
the story of Lindsey...her firm determination, the implementation of her conviction to enlist other significant players in reach her goals...
Ron and the "911" story and the vivid description of his attept to help the dear woman who was on fire.
I appreciate being able to listen while I work and rest my eyes.
Just one thing.... I would prefer to hear a bleep for the inappropriate language, though sparingly used....throughout the reports.
Enjoy history, self help, novels, not a sequel follower.
or I am very lucky to know people like this. It is not over until the fat lady sings and you are in control of your life. Live it. I do like Hoda's voice
Most. Boring. Book. Ever. And Hoda's narration is awful. She speaks way too fast and is monotone. The stories were far too "sugar bowl". Not for me. I dont' recommend it.
"Loved this book!"
I loved this book it was very inspiring...I saw Hoda on the Wendy Williams show and she spoke about the book! and that when I said I must read it! I have no regrets love love love!
I have been very inspired to follow my passion after reading the last story!
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