Anchor of the number-one news show on cable, The Kelly File, Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly writes her much anticipated book, a revealing and surprising memoir detailing her rise as one of the most respected journalists working today. From the values and lessons that have shaped her career to her time at the center of the chaotic 2016 Republican presidential primary, this book offers an inside look at an uncompromising woman's journey to the top of the news business.
In the two and half years since her show, The Kelly File, premiered on the Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected and hardest hitting journalists in America. Tackling issues from both sides of the aisle, live in prime time five nights a week, Kelly has embraced difficult questions - fearlessly pressing for answers as she redefines the face of news for her more than two million nightly viewers.
Now, in her debut book, Kelly goes behind the scenes of the stories and the storms that have made her one of the most talked about public figures in America. From growing up in a tough-love family where she had to earn her praise to her father's sudden, tragic death while she was still in high school to the news stories that launched her journalism career, Kelly traces the values and experiences - both good and bad - that landed her in the anchor chair.
With the same bold and brave voice that has won her fans across the political divide, she opens up about the controversy that made her a household name, telling her side of Donald Trump's feud with her while sharing never-before-heard details about the infamous first Republican debate, its challenging aftermath, and how she persevered through it all, winning widespread admiration while maintaining her professionalism. Speaking candidly about the career-changing decision that led her to "settle for more" - a motto she credits with leading her to a better life at home and at work - Kelly also discusses how she approaches gender in the workplace, demonstrating how her success is rooted in Steve Martin's old adage: "Be so good they can't ignore you."
Throughout her meteoric career, Megyn Kelly has been a source of fascination and speculation. Men and women, Republicans and Democrats, viewers of Fox News and the network's most diehard detractors have all sought to understand what she stands for and what matters to her. With this deeply personal account of her life, she answers critics and fans alike. At once humorous, uplifting, and revealing, Settle for More offers unparalleled insight into one of the most charismatic and intriguing television personalities in a generation and will be one of the most talked about books from an influential voice unlike any other.
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She details her hard-working rise in two successful careers and her personal life with candour. Neither boastful or overly self-depricating she comes across as both a warm and a tough person. I'm not a fan of Fox news but I am a fan of this journalist. I like how she stands up for for herself and others, and her 'pay it back' philosophy. Mostly her account feels fair and true, and she is funny with it.
Her account of her family and her early career path.
Where she changes career from lawyer to journalist
You don't have to be crazy...well...
Listening to this book I found myself nodding with approval at times. I also laughed out loud. She comes across as a decent human being, one you wouldn't want to mess with. I liked her, basically.
"It takes audacity for anyone under age 65..."
...to write a memoir and expect other people to find it interesting. Nevertheless, for several reasons I pre-ordered Megyn Kelly's Settle For More. The reasons include the fact that in my opinion she is one of the two best political interviewers in the US today (the other being Chris Wallace). The second reason is I wanted to read her perspective of the months of intensive and relentless, even life threatening, attacks by Donald Trump and a few of his followers on Kelly after she asked a perfectly reasonable question during the first Republican primary debate. Third, I wanted to know more about the sexual harassment of media mogul Roger Ailes and its impact on her and other young women. Finally, I have two wonderful and successful daughters who have been the lights of my life for well over 40 years and who are very near Megyn Kelly's age (they and my wonderful son, and of course their equally wonderful spouses, have also provided me with six grandchildren who continue to light up my life).
This book does not disappoint in any way. I like it a lot and I respect Megyn Kelly even more. I cannot say I enjoyed it because of some of the things that she has gone through such as the loss in her early teens of her dad who she adored, the abuse by Trump and a few of his supporters, and the harassment by Ailes. Megyn Kelly is the type of woman/person who I most respect, strong and determined to live a normal life in a true partnership with the man she loves and the children they have parented. She is strongly moral. Yet she is anything but fragile. Her narration of the book she wrote is pitch perfect.
Tomorrow will be Kelly's 46th birthday. Happy birthday Megyn!! Keep on simply being you.
"Great book about Megyn Kelly"
I did not know too much about Megyn Kelly before reading this book. I listened to it in two days. Great story about her and her wonderful life she worked so hard to create. I'm a big fan of her now and have a lot of respect for her. Highly recommend this book - LOTS of great advice for all women.
I decided to read this book after listening to an interview with Kelly discussing her new book. The other trigger to read it was the shame and disgust I felt when I learned Amazon had to take down hundreds of fake negative reviews about this book. I just had to find out what was causing so much hatred. Amazon said that reviewers had not purchased nor read the book.
I had not heard of Kelly until she was attacked by Trump after she asked him a question he did not like during the campaign. Kelly has a dramatic opening of the book telling about the threats and harassment she received from Trump in the four days leading up to the first televised presidential debates. She tells about her asking the question to Trump about his calling women names and says that everyone then became aware of his attacks on her, but she survived. Kelly tells about her early life and becoming an attorney then going into journalism. I found her encounter with Mr. Ailes interesting in light of all the charges about him. The ending of the book does go into the details about Trump’s harassment of her. She told of the vindictive harassment by Trump and his followers. The hate mail, emails and twitter she received and the death threats. People trying to get into her home and following her and her family around. Fox had to hire body guards to protect herself and family. She never responded to any of the attacks by Trump or his followers. This went on for almost a year before she met with Trump face to face to negotiate an ending to the bullying.
Kelly does an excellent job narrating her own book. It is great to hear the words directly from the author.
"What I saw as Megan's "more""
The "more" isn't fame, money, or talent, it's joy, forgiveness, and a peaceful family life.
"I never thought I'd find a hero on Fox News until I read this!"
I really enjoyed this book and was very impressed with Megyn Kelly's authenticity and willingness to share deeply personal experiences! I'm impressed with the way she's dealt with bullying time and time again. Kudos!
The audible book was well done- story, content and narration. Unlike most books, this book held my interests in every chapter. Great job!!!
"More than expected"
I noticed that on the reviews, there were a few who instantly gave this book 1 star simply because they don't like Megyn. Before reading this book, I wasn't really a Megyn Kelly fan/follower. Yes, I had seen her on TV and new the channel she did the news on but I didn't make it a point to watch her shows or know more about her.
So, why did I read this?
1. Whether you like Megyn or not, it's hard to say she doesn't have a great speaking voice.
2. Because of the key issues she brought to the debate and her public reactions afterwards, I wanted to read what she might not be saying or showing on camera.
This book is great, and I would recommend it to both genders. To men because I believe it provides a perspective of a working woman that they should definitely hear, and to women because you get to see the multifaceted Megyn who you might find more interesting and perhaps inspiring than you expected.
This is one of the few books that I would like to own in digital and hard copy--well worth a read.
"Powerfully honest & so incredible"
I am a better human, woman, wife, mother & grandmother & citizen. She has a compelling heart and voice.
"Fantastic Story of a Strong Woman"
She is so amazing. I love how her personality comes through her telling her own story.
loved it. very inspirational. even more personal with Megyn reading about the good times and the sad times in her life
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