What does a violin prodigy do once she's become Miss America? For Carlson, the answer was acquiring her dream job as an anchorwoman on a major news network. But in the competitive world of broadcast television, even a beauty queen faces struggles with body image, stereotypes, and building a career while raising children. An inspiring memoir!
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 8 hours; 7 CDs; read by the author.
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.
In Getting Real, Carlson emerges as a living example of a woman not afraid to chase her dreams and embrace life fully.
Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning journalist and host of FOX News channel’s The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. She previously co-hosted Fox & Friends and served as a correspondent and co-anchor on the CBS Saturday Early Show. She was crowned Miss America in 1989. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.