Monday, March 15, 2021

Review: "It's Never Too Late" by Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford has been part of my world for as long as I can remember: I grew up watching Regis & Kathie Lee during the summers; my 8th grade graduation dress came from her Walmart line; I simply adored the Justin Timberlake - Maggie Lawson "classic" Model Behavior, which co-starred Kathie Lee and her son Cody; and A Godwink Christmas (co-starring, you guessed it, Kathie Lee) was my favorite Hallmark Christmas movie of the 2018 season. So of course I wanted to get my hands on her new memoir! It turned out to be a really fun read.

Former Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford draws on stories from her remarkable life to weave together a beautiful reminder that whatever circumstances we face, God is still dreaming big for our years ahead.

When Kathie Lee Gifford stepped down as cohost of the fourth hour of the Today show with Hoda Kotb, you might have thought her best days were behind her. It turns out, she was just getting started. As Kathie Lee says, “I’m not retiring; I’m refiring!”

Taking us from her Chesapeake Bay childhood when she first heard God’s calling, to her skyrocketing fame with Regis, to her decision to leave television for Nashville, Kathie Lee inspires us to pursue what really matters. Because it’s never too late to forgive, to dance the cha-cha, or to make a difference in the world.

God placed His dreams in your heart for a reason. And like Kathie Lee, you might just discover that the best is yet to come. Whether you’re an empty nester, newly single, navigating a career change, or just eager for any change, Kathie Lee helps you hear God’s loving calling because It’s Never Too Late to . . .

  • Begin Again
  • Make Sparks Fly
  • Leave a Good Thing
  • Have a Party
  • Change the Ending, Then Change It Again

Is it time for you to rewrite your story, unearth your hidden passions, and live with a renewed purpose? It’s never too late.

It's Never Too Late is full of short stories from Kathie Lee Gifford's life. Nothing is off limits--her first marriage, husband Frank's infidelity, the Walmart sweat shop scandal. There are surprises--I had no idea she had been friends with Kris Jenner for more than 40 years--and glimpses into her relationships with Regis Philbin and Hoda Kotb. And a lot of time is spent on what she's done following Frank's death.

As someone who grew up watching Regis & Kathie Lee, I was fascinated by this look into Kathie Lee's life! At turns humorous, inspiring, and heartbreaking, this book clearly shows Kathie Lee's heart and her love for Christ. It's written in short chapters, and it's a very quick read. Fans of celebrity memoirs are sure to enjoy it! 4 stars.

Note: The back cover copy makes this sound like it's an advice/self-help book that uses Kathie Lee's stories to make its points. It's not. Sure, there's some of that, but this is a full-on celebrity memoir ... which is exactly what I was hoping for!

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Kathie Lee Gifford
, four-time Emmy Award winner, is best known for her eleven years cohosting the popular fourth hour of the Today show alongside Hoda Kotb. Gifford continues to pursue her dreams as an actress, singer, songwriter, playwright, producer, and most recently, director. She has authored numerous books, including her most recent children’s book,
The Gift That I Can Give, and four New York Times bestselling books, including The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like such a great read! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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