Just in time for graduation, here’s a chance to get advice you actually want to hear. Katie Couric’s new book, The Best Advice I Ever Got, dishes out the wise words of some of the most famous and successful people in pop culture. Whether you need some inspiration to follow your dreams or consolation to handle rejection, there are tips for all of life’s little (and big) obstacles.
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).
In addition to the wisdom offered by some of the political, theatrical and athletic greats of our time, Katie Couric discusses her own journey from being a desk assistant to one of the most recognizable names in news.
Whether you are just graduating from college or retiring, this book has fantastic tips that people of all ages can benefit from.