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Getting Real A candid, funny memoir from the charismatic FOX News channel anchor and Miss America Pageant winner Celebrity news anchorwoman Gretchen Carlson shares her inspiring story and offers important takeaways for women and men about what it means to strive for and find success in the real world With warmth and wit, she takes readers from her Minnesota childhood, where she became a violin prodigy, through college at Stanford and her in the trenches years as a cub reporter on local television stations before becoming a national news reporter She describes her rise to anchor of The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on FOX News channel as a testament to personal strength and perseverance Carlson addresses the intense competitive effort of winning the Miss America Pageant, the challenges she s faced as a woman in broadcast television, and how she manages to balance work and family as the wife of high profile sports agent Casey Close and devoted mother to their two children An unceasing advocate for respect and equality for women, Carlson writes openly about her own struggles with body image, pageant stereotypes, building her career, and having the courage to speak her mind She encourages women to strive for their goals, never give up, and always believe in themselves InGetting Real, Carlson emerges as a living example of a woman not afraid to chase her dreams and embrace life fully

10 thoughts on “Getting Real

  1. Debi Johnson Debi Johnson says:

    To whom much is given is rightThis book greatly saddened me with her message, you can do anything She had an extraordinary childhood to build on She thoroughly covers all of her hard work to get where she was, but I found she is completely not relatable Her bar that she seemed to always exceed, made me feel like a failure Fortunately for her she nev

  2. Mediaman Mediaman says:

    For a woman who has been Miss America, graduated Stanford, and had her own major cable new talks show, Gretchen Carlson has led an incredibly boring life At least based on what she writes in this book you come away with the conclusion that the woman is a living Barbie doll Too good to be true.The first problem is that she is a perfectionist, so the b

  3. Valerie Valerie says:

    I won Getting Real by Gretchen Carlson in a GoodReads giveaway I received a standard size hardback book of professional design and a full cover photograph of the author Getting Real clocks in with 260 properly thick hardbound book pages with 8 pages of color photographs and tall serifed fonts formatted with easy to read line spacing.Getting Real by Gr

  4. Rosalinda Villagomez Rosalinda Villagomez says:

    I really enjoyed this book I liked her story the fact that she started playing the violin at such a young age 5 yrs old and the fact that she played her violin at the Miss America pageant talent part of the show is just astonishing By the way she won the Miss America title in 1989 and she was only 5 3 She later went on to become an anchorwoman and repo

  5. Dachokie Dachokie says:

    More Than Meets the Eye This book was reviewed as part ofs Vine program which included a free advance copy of the book.Generally, drama is the only thing that draws me to a biography Down and out rock stars, actors and actresses hitting rock bottom or those who ve endured survived horrible situations they have a tale to tell I find the worst biographies

  6. W. Whalin W. Whalin says:

    Fascinating Insight into Gretchen Carlson s Back Story When you watch a broadcast journalist like Gretchen Carlson on Fox News, I wonder what personal journey this person has traveled to be there The answer is inside GETTING REAL This memoir reveals a personal look at Carlson s journey and it is filled with key turning points and insights for every reade

  7. Tracy Tracy says:

    I remember watching the Miss America Pageant in 1988 with my mother I bet my mother that Maya Walker, Miss Colorado would win and she chose Gretchen Carlson, Miss Minnesota Obviously, as a Minnesotan I secretly wanted Gretchen to win but the fun of the competition is to bet against each other My mother and I sat watching Gretchen during her violin perform

  8. Kim Kim says:

    Maybe 2 stars is a bit harsh it s just that Ms Carlson and I seem to have some philosophical differences I admire her candidness, her willingness to speak openly about her faith I believe she was sincere in her desire to change people s minds about Miss America and the opportunities it offers to young women with talent, intelligence and ambition She certai

  9. Sarah Anderson Sarah Anderson says:

    This book is a solid three and a half stars for me There s no shocking reveal here, just the story of how God given talent and gasp hard work pays off Being from Minnesota, it was fun to hear her reference places she went whole growing up It was also incredibly interesting to hear her complementary comments of Roger Ailes a year before the lawsuit she fille

  10. Molly Molly says:

    I don t usually read biographies or autobiographies, but when I saw that Gretchen Carlson was putting out a book, I was rather intrigued I had no clue that she was a violin prodigy This book left me feeling good inside In some parts of the book, I felt like she was speaking directly to me as if we were girlfriends I enjoyed this book, and may explorein this

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