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Title:
Settle for more
Author:
Kelly, Megyn, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]

©2016
Physical Description:
viii, 490 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Summary:
The autobiography of journalist Megyn Kelly, anchor of Fox News Channel's The Kelly File.
Language:
English
Contents:
Tough questions -- No false praise -- Mean girls -- Silent night, holy night -- Who's getting hit first? -- Trial team Barbie -- Legally blond -- Self-pity is not attractive -- Calling and calling; nobody's home -- "Who's here?" "Me!" -- Lawyer, broadcaster, journalist -- So long, Little Miss Perfect -- Nights of fear -- Writing the wrong things -- All the days of my life -- The best line -- Now everyone's here -- Ready for prime time -- On "having it all" -- Election season -- The first debate -- Fallout -- Relentless -- The Trump Tower accords -- Paying it forward -- Settling for more today.
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ISBN:
9780062565310
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Book

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Whether it's asking tough questions during a presidential debate or pressing for answers to today's most important issues, Megyn Kelly has demonstrated the intelligence, strength, common sense, and courage that have made her one of today's best-known journalists, respected by women and men, young and old, Republicans and Democrats.

In Settle for More, the NBC News anchor reflects on the enduring values and experiences that have shaped her--from growing up in a family that rejected the "trophies for everyone" mentality, to her father's sudden, tragic death while she was in high school. She goes behind-the-scenes of her career, sharing the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair and taught her to ask the tough questions. Speaking candidly about her decision to "settle for more"--a motto she credits as having dramatically transformed her life at home and at work--Megyn discusses how she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her journalism dreams.

Admired for her hard work, humor, and authenticity, Megyn sheds light on the news business, her time at Fox News, the challenges of being a professional woman and working mother, and her most talked about television moments. She also speaks openly about Donald Trump's feud with her, revealing never-before-heard details about the first Republican debate, its difficult aftermath, and how she persevered through it all.

Deeply personal and surprising, Settle for More offers unparalleled insight into this charismatic and intriguing journalist, and inspires us all to embrace the principles--determination, honesty, and fortitude in the face of fear--that have won her fans across the political divide.


Author Notes

Megyn Kelly is an American journalist, political commentator, and Lawyer, born in 1970. She received her B.B. from Syracuse University and her J.D. from Albany Law School. She worked as a corporate lawyer before becoming a journalist. She began in journalism at a ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. and later hired by Fox News Channel. In 2013 she became the host of her own show, The Kelly File. Her autobiography was published in November 2016 and is entitled, Settle for More. It has become a New York Times bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In a crowd of Fox News blondes, Megyn Kelly has always stood out. She's smart. She's sassy. She's nobody's fool. In her highly anticipated memoir, Kelly explains exactly why this is. She's not afraid to address the controversy surrounding former Fox chairman Roger Ailes, the backlash from her critics, and, of course, her bizarre squabble with Donald Trump. Thanks to the pervasive nature of social media, even those without much interest in politics were forced to watch the odd war that developed between Kelly and Trump unfold as she interviewed him on her show, The Kelly File, and later moderated one of the presidential primary debates. Here, Kelly describes how Trump went from sending her notes and inviting her to his Florida resort to calling her a disgrace and a lightweight who had blood coming out of her wherever. She seems to take it all in stride, which is intriguing, but not surprising, given her background and personal life. In the bulk of the book (18 chapters leading up to the Trump mess), Kelly recounts her formative years, from growing up in upstate New York in a family she describes as honest and simple It doesn't get more Norman Rockwell than us, she quips to her first marriage, her law career, her second husband and her children, and her rise to the top of Fox News. She lovingly describes her parents and two siblings, relates some childhood tales, including one about being bullied, and then moves swiftly into some of her family's darker days after her father passed away from a sudden heart attack. Then it's right into law school, where readers see the tough-girl persona emerge. Kelly is keenly aware that her looks make her a target for dumb blonde jokes but notes that being underestimated is a gift in many ways. After her law career left her feeling burned-out and lonely, she decided to shift gears and go into journalism. Her lucky break came when an acquaintance in Chicago introduced her to an NBC-affiliate camera operator, who agreed to help her make an audition tape. Readers looking for behind-the-scenes dish about Fox News will be a bit disappointed there is some here and there, but Kelly's memoir truly is her life story, not an exposé of the network. She's well aware of the snake pit she works in (her words) and dismisses those who would question her choices, with a self-confidence that's hard to beat. Even her retelling of the Trump controversy seems like it's just another chapter in her varied and interesting life. Liberal-leaning readers may find themselves wondering how things might be if Kelly was on their side, but there is a surprising lack of political proselytizing here, making it a winning memoir for readers of any party.--Vnuk, Rebecca Copyright 2016 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Fox News reporter Kelly, anchor of The Kelly Files, puts herself at the center of the story in this uneven memoir. Kelly recounts her rise to the top ranks of corporate law and her improbable leap into TV journalism without benefit of experience or degree; she soon became one of America's best-known cable-news personalities. She keeps the focus on the personal qualities of hard work, determination, and sheer moxie that got her to the job of her dreams, with shout-outs to friendly souls who helped her on her way. Unfortunately, once she enters the news business, it's still all about her, with big names and stories appearing only as foils in the arc of her on-air accomplishments. (Meanwhile, much tedious space is devoted to celebrating her wonderful husband and adorable children.) The book climaxes with her nasty feud with presidential candidate Donald Trump, but this is the only aspect of the tumultuous 2016 campaign that she comments on in detail. Instead of serving up staples of journalists' memoirs, such as capsules of dramatic news events or sketches of celebrities and politicians she's interviewed, Kelly has written a mildly feminist saga of self-help and personal empowerment; her account of being sexually harassed by Roger Ailes, Fox's then-CEO, is the most compelling episode. Photos. (Nov. 15) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.