Settle for More

Settle for More

by Megyn Kelly
3.0 87

Paperback(Large Print)

$23.69 $29.99 Save 21% Current price is $23.69, Original price is $29.99. You Save 21%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, July 25 , Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details


Settle for More by Megyn Kelly

Whether it’s asking tough questions during a presidential debate or pressing for answers to today’s most important issues, Megyn Kelly has demonstrated the intelligence, strength, common sense, and courage that have made her one of today’s best-known journalists, respected by women and men, young and old, Republicans and Democrats.

In Settle for More, the NBC News anchor reflects on the enduring values and experiences that have shaped her—from growing up in a family that rejected the "trophies for everyone" mentality, to her father’s sudden, tragic death while she was in high school. She goes behind-the-scenes of her career, sharing the stories and struggles that landed her in the anchor chair and taught her to ask the tough questions. Speaking candidly about her decision to "settle for more"—a motto she credits as having dramatically transformed her life at home and at work—Megyn discusses how she abandoned a thriving legal career to follow her journalism dreams.

Admired for her hard work, humor, and authenticity, Megyn sheds light on the news business, her time at Fox News, the challenges of being a professional woman and working mother, and her most talked about television moments. She also speaks openly about Donald Trump’s feud with her, revealing never-before-heard details about the first Republican debate, its difficult aftermath, and how she persevered through it all.

Deeply personal and surprising, Settle for More offers unparalleled insight into this charismatic and intriguing journalist, and inspires us all to embrace the principles—determination, honesty, and fortitude in the face of fear—that have won her fans across the political divide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062565310
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 1,274,462
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 16.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Megyn Kelly currently serves as anchor of Fox News Channels The Kelly File. Throughout her tenure with Fox News Channel, Kelly has covered breaking news and reported on location. Before joining Fox News, Kelly served as a general assignment reporter for WJLA-TV (ABC 7) in Washington, D.C., where she covered national and local stories of interest. Prior to her career in television news, Kelly practiced law for nine years, seven years as a corporate litigator at Jones Day and was an associate for two years in the Chicago office of the law firm Bickel & Brewer LLP. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Tough Questions 1

1 No False Praise 11

2 Mean Girls 31

3 Silent Night, Holy Night 41

4 Who's Getting Hit First? 55

5 Trial Team Barbie 69

6 Legally Blond 77

7 Self-Pity Is Not Attractive 93

8 Calling and Calling; Nobody's Home 103

9 "Who's Here?" "Me!" 111

10 Lawyer, Broadcaster, Journalist 121

11 So Long, Little Miss Perfect 133

12 Nights of Fear 147

13 Writing the Wrong Things 155

14 All the Days of My Life 163

15 The Best Line 173

16 Now Everyone's Here 189

17 Ready for Prime Time 199

18 On "Having It All" 215

19 Election Season 231

20 The First Debate 247

21 Fallout 259

22 Relentless 271

23 The Trump Tower Accords 287

24 Paying It Forward 299

25 Settling for More Today 315

Acknowledgments 321

Notes 325

Index 331

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Settle for More 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 87 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprized at all the pettyness and disloyalty towards some of her coworkers. I thought she behaved with class in regard to the Trump incident on air but she was quite different in print. I was disappointed in the book...not as uplifting as I had hoped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a fan of Fox News, but I was generally a fan of Megyn Kelly. I found this book to be very disappointing. She's clearly someone who is very proud of herself, but this borders on narcissism. It's very gossipy, super opinionated, and very self-promoting -- not an interesting read for anyone except Megyn. I did finish it, but it was painful. Spoiler alert: You'll lose any gentle admiration you had for her after completing the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not going to go down in history as a classic. BUT - If you are a fan of Megyn Kelly you'll appreciate her personality through this read. You'll also be cheering her success along side her. It's a basic, easy read with behind the scenes knowledge on how MK got where she did and how she did it. She packs a powerful "you can do anything" message throughout, which is nice. Mostly it feels like her point of view after working at Fox. I still love her as a fan, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book very much. Felt I was right there with her as she walked us through her life. Her wonderful sense of humor jumped off the pages. Suspect those who panned it never really read it. Just wanted to try to bring her reviews down. They need to get a life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems to be an opportunistic book playing on sensationalism. Save your money. I'll sell you my copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Early in this memoir, Megyn Kelly writes, “I was chief telemarketer,” referring to her brief stint as a phone worker at a “1-800 number” entity while a college student. She was excellent at this job, she exclaims, and would later hone and parlay (if this was possible) the skills learned there into the art of “deposing powerful, high-rolling clients in cases where millions of dollars were at stake.” This self-appraisal pervades the book from her days as a “popular” high school student, an award-winning law student (I was “the highest-scoring candidate they'd ever had”,) apparent superstar lawyer (she would have made partner but for her decision to pursue “journalism”), being a perfect mother, with perfect children, perfect husband (although on the effeminate side, he once demonstrated a willingness to rough up an older gentlemen who had verbally attacked Megyn after a tennis match her hubby lost), to her ratings-winning performances as a Fox News reporter and anchor. To hear Ms. Kelly tell it, there is not much that she doesn't excel at, and in many ways, the book seems like a 20-hour-plus infomercial on Kelly Megyn's greatness. There are some redeeming paragraphs in the book. Kelly recognizes the woes of alcoholism and drug abuse and how addiction affects family members. The discussion of her father's early death and the impact that his passing had on her is touching. She appears, at times, genuinely sentimental, caring, and has a humorous and visionary side. But mostly, Megyn Kelly is for Megyn Kelly. The book reads well, but this does not save it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't think the f word was necessary, otherwise very interesting and entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book with an open mind but found it to be nothing more than Ms. Kelly whining about her trials and tribulations with certain men in her life. She sure is proud of herself and her ability to overcome her petty problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The worst book I have ever read. Save your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I suspect both the 5 star and 1 star reviews are skewed by the election. This is definitely not a 5 star book, but it's not the worst either, albeit, close. From a purely "construct" point, it is not well written, and could have been greatly improved by a good editor. It appears to have been hastily edited to add in salacious gossip. All of which was then made public during the promotional tour. Unfortunately, it was those bits that essentially clouded her persona. I was left with a sense of shame, for Ms. Kelly; choosing to sully her benefactor, without whom, she would have remained a nobody. And, the Trump stuff, added to her reputation as an opportunist. As others have written, it seems like she expected him to lose, so she felt "safe" telling all. The rest of her story, not all that interesting. I couldn't get the image Patrick Dennis' self absorbed fiancé in the movie Mame out of my head. I realize autobiographies are all about "ME" but, to be book worthy, they should have something worth telling, "Bunny Bixby and Muriel Puce....pingpong ball" back to Mame again, can't get that out of my mind, even now. Her story has the same egocentric banality as that character. So, if you are thinking about buying the book for inspiration, don't. If you are thinking about buying it to get the straight scoop on powerful men, you should just pick up a copy of the National Enquirer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart lady with an interesting story, well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Number one news show on cable? I don't think so. Megyn Kelly does not report the news, she strives to BE the news, further evidenced in her book about herself! She is a self-aggrandizing egomaniac uninterested in "fair and balanced".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep your political views out of the reviews please. Review based on content and quality. I personally didn't really care for the book, thought it was just like any other, and the content was kinda blah. Wished it was better, guess I had too high of expectations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perfect read for everyone, especially women. A wonderfully encouraging book about megyn's personal trials and triumphs that does leave you intent on settling for more.
LovieDovie More than 1 year ago
Not well written at all. Couldn't get through it. Don't waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Megan Kelly is humble then I am a rocket scientist! She is not a nice person and Fox would be better is she left the network. I turn her off any time I am watching Fox News and go to Public Television.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor book. Obviously written from the point of view of a narcissist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
waste of time. boring and egocentric
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of $. It is apparent Ms. Kelly has a HUGE ego. Based on rest of the book, she obviously had to add Trump to the book just to get ppl to buy. Don't bother. There are sooo many other great books out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SHEs dum,d
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was poorly written and shows a complete lack of literature skills, the contents of the book are hard to follow and even more hard to swallow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is a horrible role model for young girls in this country. Her Howard Stern interview was repulsive. Don't waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last time I read such whining was in Hillary's book. Her utter contempt for her coworkers, boss, and the President is a large part of her problem. Waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a Fox News fan so I know next to nothing about Megyn Kelly other than Donald had a fight with her. I hate tRUMP so I may just buy & read this book.