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Author: Hoda Kotb Narrator: Hoda Kotb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781442360785

Publisher Description

Now a New York Times bestseller, in Ten Years Later, Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb 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?

In Ten Years Later, New York Times bestselling author and beloved coanchor of the Today show’s fourth hour Hoda Kotb examines game-changing moments experienced by six different people—then revisits those people a decade later. From a mother of two who struggles with an abusive relationship, to a civilian hero of 9/11 who suffers tremendous personal loss in the wake of the terrorist attacks: the harrowing obstacles they faced shook them to their core, but each of these people found the strength to take the first step in a journey that changed their lives for the better. In these beautiful, astonishing, and life-affirming stories, Hoda reveals how adversity can unleash our best qualities: resilience, perseverance, gratitude, empathy, and creativity. This book will show you how to believe in the future, no matter how dark the present, and inspire you to take the first step in your own journey of personal growth.

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Quotes

  • “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

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Deanna, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Jennifer, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Definitely inspirational and encouraging. "

    - Shameka, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Sue, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Mary, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Amanda, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Karen, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I enjoyed reading this book! "

    - Ingrid, 12/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Amy, 12/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Denise, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Yep, inspiring stories. "

    - Heidi, 12/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Better than I expected - very touching & inspiring "

    - Jaime, 11/2/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing read, so inspirational! "

    - Tiffany, 10/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Mickalene, 8/4/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Amy, 7/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Yavonne, 7/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Betsy, 6/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Did not hold my interest. "

    - Laurie, 5/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Annice, 4/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Donalee, 4/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

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

    - Marysa, 1/20/2013

About the Author

Hoda Kotb became coanchor of the fourth hour of Today in 2007. She is also a Dateline NBC correspondent and the host of the weekly syndicated series Your Total Health. During her time at NBC, she has covered a wide variety of domestic and international stories and has received numerous awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, Peabody Award, Headliner Award, Gracie Award, and Edward R. Murrow Award.