Settle for More

Settle for More

Book - 2016
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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 anchor of The Kelly File 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 of cable's #1 news show. 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.

Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2016
ISBN: 9780062494603
0062494600
Branch Call Number: B KELLY MEGYN
Characteristics: viii, 340 pages, [16 unnumbered pages of plates] : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

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ktnvd
Oct 28, 2017

Sorry, I cannot rely on someone who works for main stream media. 90% of main stream media is run by 6 companies GE, News Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner and CBS. It's an illusion of choice. Look under each of the 6 corporations and we see who controls the news we have available.

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miaone
Jun 14, 2017

The book is over-rated. It remains to be seen whether she is.

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StarGladiator
Jun 13, 2017

// one of the most respected, hardest-hitting TV journalists in America . . \\
Good grief!!!! Who writes this drivel???
No, I did not read this book nor am I attending to - - Fake News is sooo pervasive today, is it any wonder the typical American adult is incapable of adult-level discourse?

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Montlakereader
Jun 13, 2017

I thought this book was wonderful, and I barely knew who Megyn Kelly was before I read it. It was intelligently written and engaging, and I loved all the tidbits of wisdom and life lessons woven into her stories.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Apr 16, 2017

I'm not a reader so most likely my opinion should not count for much. Most of the reading I found quite boring, but there were a few interesting segments. She is obviously an attractive, free-spirited woman. Glad she is not of a faith that suffocates her as so many females are in this world. Good luck to her and any more like her out there.

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redtayres
Mar 16, 2017

The only thing I knew about Megan Kelly - prior to reading this - is that she is on Fox, had some sort of kerfuffle with Trump, and spoke out when Gretchen Carlson accused Roger Ailes of sexual harassment. Because I wanted to read in depth about the 2nd and 3rd items, I read her book but oh, what a waiting game she played. First I had to learn her whole life story. A good story has an arc, and something or someone changes what you first believed. To say this book has no arc is putting it mildly. Even the Trump incident, when all was said and done, had her cozying back up to him. Yes; we all know he's a bastard; so what is to be learned of her making nice with him after all that was said and done?

If you care only about the same incidents as me, read the book from page 200 onward and you can learn what she has to say about the things you care about. Read the whole book and you'll learn about so much more, all of it a giant yawn.

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MplsTA
Feb 16, 2017

An easy read and an interesting story. Ms. Kelly is fearless but I guess you would have to be going from lawyer to the news business. Both are jobs that could eat the avg. person alive!
It does not appear (according to the book) that she comes from money. She remarks how she (like many other young people) was saddled with a mountain of student debt from college and eventually a law degree. But she came out the other side and had successful careers in both law and television. Now that she has left Fox news, I am curious what the next chapter will be!

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gsmith601
Jan 12, 2017

Really enjoyed the book overall. Impressed with the transition from lawyer to journalist.

Mark_Daly Jan 05, 2017

Sometimes wry, often earnest, with a few previously undisclosed nuggets of fact about the 2016 presidential election and Fox News. Political and media junkies may want to skip the early chapters on junior high and high school, and the intermittent self-help pep talks.

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Wendyestep
Dec 20, 2016

I loved this book. Megyn is a brave, strong, woman with a great message.

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