In her highly anticipated new book, “Going There,” veteran journalist and television news anchor Katie Couric takes readers on a compelling and deeply personal journey as she reflects on the defining experiences of her life. From growing up in Virginia as the daughter of an Episcopal minister to becoming one of America’s most prominent national figures, Couric examines the highs and lows of her career while exploring topics such as gun violence, obesity, 9/11, aging parents, political polarization—and more. Couric explores what these events have taught her about herself – sometimes painfully so – and offers insights into how they’ve shaped our country’s cultural landscape. With candor and courage, she also delves into thorny issues like sexism in media and body image insecurity that plague women today. Ultimately moving and illuminating (the chapter on September 11 is particularly powerful), “Going There” is much more than a memoir from a gutsy commentator who has been there through it all; it shows us where America stands at this moment in time by someone who has gazed unflinchingly at both our bright spots…and shadows.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for Katie Couric fans, as well as readers who are interested in the behind-the-scenes workings of the media and American politics.
- The author is very candid and discusses many personal topics.
- The book offers insights into the cultural landscape of America.
- The chapters on 9/11 and sexism in media are particularly powerful.
Learn more about the author
Veteran journalist and television news anchor Katie Couric has been in the public eye for more than thirty years. She is a co-anchor of NBC’s Today Show, correspondent for Dateline NBC, and managing editor of CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
“Couric is painfully honest as she reflects on her life experiences, both good and bad. This introspection provides readers with a unique perspective on the events that have shaped America in the last few decades.”
“Courtic has written a brave and introspective book that is both personal and topical. She takes on difficult subjects with insights gleaned from her own life experiences.”
“Couric’s latest book is reflective, insightful and highly motivating…It will offer plenty of food for thought to anyone seeking guidance on how to make their own mark in the world.”
“Katie Couric is one of the most highly respected journalists in America. In her new book, Going There, she takes a compelling and deeply personal journey as she reflects on the defining experiences of her life. From growing up in Virginia as the daughter of an Episcopal minister to becoming one of America’s most prominent national figures, Couric examines the highs and lows of her career while exploring topics such as gun violence, obesity 9/11 aging parents political polarization-and more.”