Katie: The Real Story

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Crown Publishing Group, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
17 Reviews
New York Times Bestseller

A no-holds-barred account of the rise—and dramatic stumble—of a media icon.

In this probing portrait of a struggling news queen, bestselling author Edward Klein rips away the mask that has hidden the many faces of Katie Couric: the strong, independent woman and the needy wife and lover; the grieving widow famed for her kindness to others and the fiercely competitive diva; the consummate television interviewer and the stumbling network anchor.
Drawing from scores of interviews with people who have never spoken openly about Couric before, Katie: The Real Story absorbingly chronicles Katie’s rise to the top—from her early days at CNN to her nightly spot on CBS. You’ll read about:

Katie and her husband, Jay Monahan: “Jay had come to believe that the only thing that stood between Katie and divorce was her fear of negative publicity.”

Katie’s diva behavior at CBS: “A technical problem left Katie standing without a script. . . . As soon as the red light on the top of the camera went off, she screamed. One of the executives said, ‘Just a minute, Katie; the reason you make $15 million a year is to carry off these little glitches like a pro.’”

Katie and her parents: “She constantly sought [their] approval, but . . . [they] were better at telling her what she had done wrong than what she had done right.”

Katie and Matt Lauer: “Matt had privately told several executives at NBC that he would quit his job if they signed up Katie for another four years.”
  

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

For the past twenty-five years - initially as the perky and spirited host of the 'Today' show, then as the only woman ever to anchor a network news program solo - Katie Couric has been a familiar ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

For the past twenty-five years - initially as the perky and spirited host of the 'Today' show, then as the only woman ever to anchor a network news program solo - Katie Couric has been a familiar ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
32
Section 5
41
Section 6
48
Section 7
57
Section 8
60
Section 16
139
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
158
Section 20
172
Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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About the author (2008)

EDWARD KLEIN is the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including The Truth About Hillary, The Kennedy Curse, and Farewell, Jackie. A former foreign editor of Newsweek and editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine, he is a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair and Parade magazines.


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