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Settle for More

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 MK2.0, LLC (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    17/11/16
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    "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.

    17 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Shanny
    22/11/16
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Frank
    Glendale, AZ, United States
    21/11/16
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    "Great Read!!!!"

    The audible book was well done- story, content and narration. Unlike most books, this book held my interests in every chapter. Great job!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Paula Lee
    Coeur d Alene ID
    21/11/16
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    "Powerfully honest & so incredible"

    I am a better human, woman, wife, mother & grandmother & citizen. She has a compelling heart and voice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    6/12/16
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    "Interesting"

    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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Marcia L. Vixie
    Milton-Freewater, OR
    1/12/16
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    "What I saw as Megan's "more""

    The "more" isn't fame, money, or talent, it's joy, forgiveness, and a peaceful family life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily Schiller
    San Francisco, CA
    29/11/16
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heily
    22/11/16
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    "Absolutely love"

    Thank you for this book! It's empowering and well written. Kudos to you. Please write more!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • #1 Amazon Buyer
    17/11/16
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    "Fantastic Story of a Strong Woman"

    She is so amazing. I love how her personality comes through her telling her own story.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Marielle Murphy
    Massachusetts
    7/12/16
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    "Megyn thinks she is Joan of Arc"
    What would have made Settle for More better?

    This book was childish. I purchased the book because I admired Megyn. After listening to her whine about her life, I quickly grew tired of the book.

    Also, Donald Trump is about 70 years old. She is making it seem like she was Joan of Arc fighting an epic battle. The question she asked him at the debate, was written by her, and designed to enrage him.

    Megyn tells about her childhood, her first marriage, and then her second marriage. She tells her story as if when she married a second time, she conquered the world. Megyn mentions several times how her new husband is great and very handsome. It sounded very childish.



    Megyn does not like it if anyone says her looks helped her in her TV career.
    This reminds me of a quote: Never be diverted from the truth by that in which you would like to believe. She wants to believe the her observations are so brilliant that it propelled her to fame.
    Megyn is good looking, it most likely helped her obtain TV time.


    Has Settle for More turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I will still read biographies.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked it that she read her own book. I feel that she is very immature.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, this was like a child's diary.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to listen to an insightful book where you can learn something, get a different book that this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    Dublin
    2/12/16
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    "Honest, engaging and impressive"
    What did you like most about Settle for More?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her account of her family and her early career path.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Where she changes career from lawyer to journalist


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    You don't have to be crazy...well...


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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