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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (254 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hoda Kotb Narrator: Hoda Kotb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781442360785
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The 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 readers 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, fearlessness, 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kotb tells the remarkable stories of six people who overcame trials and tragedies to become successful and happy individuals…Sobering and inspiring tales in their own right, Kotb’s journalistic acumen makes this collection all the more moving.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Zehr | 2/17/2014

    " Very motivational and an excellent concept for a book. Would have given it 4.5 if I had the option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/16/2014

    " This book featured a diverse group of 6 people who all faced very traumatic or seemingly insurmountable events in their lives and eventually came through them. I did find the subject interesting-most people face some form of tragedy in their lives and for some it ruins and stunts them forever, while others plod through, and go on to live, create, and be, more, in spite of it all. What is the difference? Most of my tragedies have been by proxy and I would like to think I have gotten through my difficulties relatively unscathed. The only advice that I ever offer, and seemed to be a common thread of these individuals, is to just to keep going. It's sounds too simple, is always going to be easier said than done, but is really the only option. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shameka Mason-smith | 2/15/2014

    " Definitely inspirational and encouraging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/6/2014

    " I liked it. Thought a couple of stories were awfully long although they needed the length because of the subject. Especially enjoyed the story about Ramona Quixby. Was very touched by the 9/11 story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/29/2014

    " Fast, heartwarming and light book. A good beach read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/14/2014

    " I love Hoda, but this book didn't really live up to what I expected. The people featured in the stories did face a number of challenges, but often it was made to seem like it was no big deal. As someone who has gone through some tough times lately, I kind of hoped maybe some of the things that I read in this book might encourage or inspire me, but they really didn't. The only one who felt "real" and relatable was the 9/11 survivor, because his story seemed to tell more about the emotions behind his story instead of just focusing on the timeline of events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/12/2014

    " A great book to help you realize how much your life changes over the years. What seems like a period you will never live through becomes the catalyst for your greatest achievements. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ingrid | 12/31/2013

    " I enjoyed reading this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/30/2013

    " I liked the six individuals provided in this book- their stories were very interesting and varied greatly in the adversity they faced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Prewett | 12/19/2013

    " Well written and interesting. Amazing what the human body, heart and soul can overcome when the will and the drive is there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Marleau | 12/11/2013

    " Yep, inspiring stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaime | 11/2/2013

    " Better than I expected - very touching & inspiring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/24/2013

    " Amazing read, so inspirational! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mickalene | 8/4/2013

    " I picked it up thinking it would be an inspirational read, but I didn't find it as much as I thought. I guess I find more to celebrate in the simple things of life rather than over-the-top. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Dunlap | 7/31/2013

    " When you hate the person who lost 340 pounds and escaped an abusive relationship, and then you hate the person who survived cancer TWICE...I don't think you have a very well-written or inspiring book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yavonne Dorsey | 7/22/2013

    " This book was very good! I loved the true stories of people who have overcome some amazing issues! I highly recommend it if you enjoy true stories. I read this book in about 1 day on vacation which I hardly ever read anything that fast! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 6/1/2013

    " This book has Hoda on the cover, but is very much other people's stories brought together. It was an "ok" read but not at all what I expected. The stories also seemed to lose steam as it progressed. The first 3 stories were a lot more engaging than the second 3. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 5/30/2013

    " Did not hold my interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annice | 4/24/2013

    " Wow. This book really makes you reflect on yourself and your goals and what is holding you back. All were inspirational stories of individuals who changed their lives. Time to get off the couch folks! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donalee | 4/20/2013

    " Amazing lives of amazing people!! They touched my heart! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marysa Stenzel | 1/20/2013

    " Fast read with inspiring stories as only Hoda can tell them. "

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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 City.