Going There

Going ThereGoing There by Katie Couric
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“It’s too late for us. But consider this my gift to you or anyone you know facing terminal illness. I did everything I did to keep Jay alive. Looking back, I wish I had done a better job helping him die”.

I loved this book for so many reasons. Not because I’m a huge Katie Couric fan, in fact I think she’s kind of annoying. And she can also be a diva, shallow, and quite desperate at the same time. (A big part of this book was her search for a partner and how badly men treated her). Really? You’re Katie Couric…but I digress. I found it very honest and brave of her to share her very personal stories, primary the ups and downs of her career. The death of her husband and sister at such young ages was very hard to read. And then her new husband’s diagnosis of liver cancer. OMG, can this woman get a break?

I think the most fun part for me was a stroll down memory lane as she details her 15 years on The Today Show. As a young mother with two little girls home at that time, I was there for all of it, (including 911 as we watched the second jet hit the towers together live). It was cool to access many of her interviews on YouTube as I read through the book. I was also intrigued with her relationship with Matt Lauer and her perspective on his creepy escapades. Recommended for lovers of feminist celebrity memoirs. Four stars