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.
Absolutely loved this book. Super inspirational and relatable. Life changing for me especially because I am currently in the process of becoming myself. I love and respect her so much more than before and hope that I continue to aspire to be like her. Thank you for sharing your experiences.
This should be a must read for teenage girls. Megan has beautifully captured how a woman of grace and humility should respond in the face of great personal loss as well personal and professional attacks. I've always liked Megyn Kelly, but I now have tremendous respect for her and will be cheering her on in whatever she endeavors to do next in her career.
Many of the stories in this book opened old wounds for me. In the spirit of paying it forward, I will find the courage to have some very honest and transparent discussions with my daughter who is nearing 30 and other young ladies in her stage of life. Sometimes we need people to remind us who we are and what courage looks like.
Thank you Megyn for staying true to your authentic self.
"Great career & personal advice!"
Whether you are a Megyn Kelly fan or not, this is great advice for those just getting started in life after college, or maybe even those looking toward a new journey or chapter in their life. Sound advice for a positive outlook on life, focusing on serving others wherever you are, or standing up for everyone's voice whether your opinions match or not. Settling for Something More out of ourselves & those around us, expecting our personal best & striving to teach by example are more essential values in our world now more than ever! Whining is NEVER a good look for anyone.
Go Megyn! Definitely passing this onto all 5 of my college age children. So happy to see strong & positive examples for my boys as well as my girls. LOVED your take & definitions of being a feminist! I'm right there with you Sista-Friend!
"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 Grit and going after your dreams!"
I really liked this book. I don't watch Fox News but I saw an interview with Megyn and liked the title. This book was inspirational and awesome!
""Together Forever" is "Settling for More""
A very good book. The one thing I would like to see her and her family have, is a sure knowledge that they are on the correct path to be "Together Forever". That is "Settling for More".
Makes Megan a real person. Takes away the lighting and make-up and lets you see inside. Completely removes the illusions as to being a TV personality. It's not all glitz
"Excellent lots of great advice."
I'm not Megan's age I'm old enough to be her mother. I love the book and I could relate to many of the things that she talked about I too was Bullied in sixth grade. She was ambitious but kind and supportive to those above and below her. I Identified with her as a mother as I too nursed all my babies and it was not always acceptable. I'm glad she's raising her children in the church that will certainly be beneficial to them in the future. It is great to see how supportive she is to her husband and he has to her.
"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.
"What I saw as Megan's "more""
The "more" isn't fame, money, or talent, it's joy, forgiveness, and a peaceful family life.
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