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about the book

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. In Getting Real, Carlson emerges as a living example of a woman not afraid to chase her dreams and embrace life fully.


My Fox News colleague, Gretchen Carlson, has written a book and here’s what I like about it: clarity! Gretchen tells her story in a way that can help other people who are trying to do the right thing in life. Nice job!
— Bill O'Reilly, host of “The O’Reilly Factor” and New York Times bestselling author
Finding success in life comes after some failures and a lot of hard work. Watching Gretchen succeed inspires me and will inspire all women: she seized the day, made the most of her talents, and never, ever gave up.
— Vanessa Williams, Singer, actress and New York Times Bestselling author

The Real Gretchen Carlson


the real story

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 for eight years and served as a CBS News correspondent and co-host of the CBS Saturday Early Show. She was the first classical violinist to be crowned Miss America in 1989 and serves on the board of the Miss America Organization. She is also a National Trustee for the March of Dimes.  She is married to sports agent Casey Close, has two children, and resides in Connecticut.

Watch The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on Fox News Weekdays at 2 PM ET

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