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The Best Advice I Ever Got - Lessons from Extraordinary Lives

Katie Couric

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect book for anyone who wants to see how today's best and brightest got it right, got it wrong, and came out on top. What was the tipping point for Malcolm Gladwell? What unscripted event made Meryl Streep who she is? How did Mario Batali cook up his recipe for success? In this inspiration-packed book, Katie Couric reports from the front lines of the worlds of politics, entertainment, sports, philanthropy, the arts, and business-distilling the ingenious, hard-won insights of leaders and visionaries, who tell us all how to take chances, follow our passions, cope with criticism, and, perhaps most important, commit to something greater than ourselves. Among the many voices to be heard here are financial guru Suze Orman on the benefits of doing what's right, not what's easy; director Steven Spielberg on listening rather than being listened to; quarterback Drew Brees on how his (literal) big break changed his life; and novelist Curtis Sittenfeld on the secrets of a great long-term relationship (she suggests marrying someone less neurotic than you); not to mention: • Michael Bloomberg: "Eighty percent of success is showing up . . . early." • Eric Stonestreet: "Remember that the old lady who's taking forever in line is someone's grandma." • Joyce Carol Oates: "Read widely-what you want to read, and not what someone suggests that you should read." • Jimmy Kimmel: "When in doubt, order the hamburger." • Apolo Ohno: "It's not about the forty seconds; it's about the four years, the time it took to get there." • Madeleine K. Albright: "Never play hide-and-seek with the truth." Along the way, Couric reflects on the good advice-and the missteps-that have guided her from her early days as a desk assistant at ABC to her groundbreaking role as the first female anchor of the CBS Evening News. She reveals how the words of Thomas Jefferson helped her deal with her husband's tragic death from cancer, and what encouraged her to leave the security of NBC's Today show for a new adventure at C

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

7h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

00:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:03


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

00:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:30


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:15


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:09


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:58


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:01


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

11:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:44


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

01:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:14


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:09


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:55


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:33


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:31


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:41


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:21


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:41


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

01:37


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:02


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:00


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:18


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:26


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

01:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:05


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:11


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:35


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:44


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:08


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:24


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:21


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:00


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:20


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:32


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:48


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

00:35


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

00:41


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:59


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:39


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:52


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:40


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

01:49


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:01


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:05


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

01:33


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:13


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:11


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:12


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

02:45


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

01:18


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:15


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

00:56