A co-anchor on the "Today" show shares her life story, from growing up with immigrant Egyptian parents to surviving breast cancer to the colorful experience of being part of a top-rated morning show.
Hoda is a memoir of lessons Kotb has learned along her journey, from breast cancer survivor to Today show anchor.She&;s just like the rest of us: overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But she&;s something different, too. Hoda Kotb grew up in two cultures&;one where summers meant playing at the foot of the ancient pyramids and another where she had to meet her junior prom date at the local 7-Eleven to spare them both the wrath of her conservative Egyptian parents. She&;s traveled the globe for network television, smuggling videotapes in her shoes and stepping along roads riddled with land mines. She&;s weathered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and a personal Category 5 as well: divorce and breast cancer in the same year. And if that&;s not scary enough, she then began cohosting the fourth hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford. (Oh, c&;mon, KLG! That&;s funny...put down the huge pour of Chardonnay and laugh with us.) Hoda reads just like Kotb herself&;light, funny, positive, and positively inspiring.