22.8.11

The Best Advice I Ever Got By Katie Couric


I borrowed this book from the library and found it to be an inspirational read.  At first I thought that I would skim through and read perhaps just the pages by people whom I recognized.  I found it to not only be a quick read but one with many hidden golden nuggets of thoughtful advice.

One of my favorites, in it's entirety is Martha Stewarts advice to Gather the Good Things:

So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. When faced with a challenge, evaluate or assess the situation, gather the good things in sight, abandon the bad, clear your mind, and move on.  Focus on the positive. Stay in control, and never panic. 


I did not know anything about Katie Couric before I read this book and although it is not about her- there are snippets of her own life story which is both insightful and sad.

17 comments:

anushka said...

hmmm.. inspiring quote lady ren. where've you been? enjoying the last days of summer i presume... thanks for this golden nugget of advice today!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I enjoy these types of books. The MS advice is really good for any situation. I like "abandon the bad, clear your mind and move on" very much. Never panic is also a great one. How much easier so many situations are when there is no panic. I think I'll have to pick this book up, my daughter will also enjoy it I think.

Silver Strands said...

Good review. I think she was wise to not make it a full-blown biography ... sounds like something I'd like to read!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I would never choose to read this on my own but now I am intrigued. I need good advice/inspiration!

demie said...

sound like you had a good read. thanks for sharing : )

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Ooh, looks good. I'm going to keep an eye out for this at the library...

I love that quote from Martha Stewart.

Dancing Branflake said...

Thanks for the recommendation on this book. I really like Martha Stewart's advice and find it even more interesting coming from America's most famous perfectionist.

Faiza said...

oh what a great find!

la petite coquine said...

Martha's advice is just too good-I obviously need to pick up a copy of this book!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I've always been a fan of Katie's :)

David Toms said...

Yep words of wisdom that are particularly apt!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I'll have to check this out! =)

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Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

"Focus on the positive. Stay in control, and never panic." is my mantra and my motto!!!

Clair said...

Convinced by your review and have put my request in for a copy at my library. Look forward to reading it. Thank you.

Nikki said...

Ooh, I'd like to read it. Putting it on my list!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Katie Couric went to my alma mater - The University of Virginia. I wanted to be a journalist when I was in college and she was always a mentor of mine. I did not know about this book. Thanks for sharing! xo Samantha

heather said...

martha's advice is spot on, isn't it?

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