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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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