'Today Show' co-host Hoda Kotb joins Savannah Book Festival
Hoda Kotb, a co-host on NBCâ€™s â€śToday Show,â€ť is the latest to join the lineup of celebrity authors who will appear at the 2013 Savannah Book Festival.
Kotb will talk about her new book, â€śTen Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives,â€ť which is being published this week. The book explores the question of what people would do if, facing a game-changing event or choice, they could see 10 years into the future.
In her book, Kotb writes about six people who faced abuse, illness, addiction, grief and job loss.
â€śThese people didnâ€™t just fight their way through adversity, they forged better lives because of the battle,â€ť Kotb said.
The author of the 2010 New York Times bestselling memoir, â€śHoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee,â€ť Kotb has co-anchored the fourth hour of â€śThe Today Showâ€ť with Kathie Lee Gifford since 2007.
Kotb will appear Feb. 16, one of more than 40 presenters during the Feb. 14-17 festival that also includes Gregg Allman, David Baldacci, Dave Barry, Bobby Deen, Jeff Kinney, James Patterson and former vice president Al Gore.
â€śHoda has faced hardships in her own life,â€ť said Robin Gold, executive director of the Savannah Book Festival. â€śTo hear her speak about others who have faced and overcome life challenges will be an inspiration to all of us.â€ť
For more info, go tosavannahbookfestival.org.