All Things at Once by Mika Brzezinski

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As the co-host of MSNBC’s popular show Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski has established herself as a leading political news journalist and beloved television personality.

But success hasn’t always come easy for Mika. Growing up the only daughter of former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, she struggled to find an identity in a family of overachievers. She worked her way up the ranks of network television to surpass even her own ambitions, reaching the very top of the ladder, only to get canned less than a year later. After an unsuccessful stint as a stay-at-home mom, Mika went back to the workplace with encouragement from her eight-year-old daughter. She decided to start all over again with a beginner’s job at age forty, a step back that proved to be a brilliant career move. Mika stumbled into Morning Joe and the rest is history. Now, in a time when many women are losing their jobs or struggling to find the perfect balance between work and home, Mika guides women of all ages to a place where they can find peace and fulfillment in their lives.

In the tradition of Gail Sheehy’s classic Passages, this illuminating book shows women how to reach their full potential in all areas of life and at every stage of their journey. Blending the personal with the prescriptive, Brzezinski’s book will address the perpetual question of how to “have it all” when it comes to work and family; the importance of remaining equally humble in the face of great success and seemingly devastating setbacks; as well as the necessity of knowing and embracing our limitations so that we may transcend them.

 

About Mika Brzezinski

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Mika Brzeznski is a co-host of Morning Joe and co-host of The Joe Scarborough Show with Mika Brzezinski, a national radio program distributed by Citadel Media. Prior to joining MSNBC, Brzezinski was an anchor of the CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. In September 2001, she became CBS's principal "Ground Zero" reporter for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She is the daughter of former National Security Advisor and foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. She is the mother of two children, and has been married for 15 years to a journalist at ABC.
 
Published January 5, 2010 by Weinstein Books. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Along the way, when she rose to the top at CBS News only to be fired and end up unemployed for more than a year, Brzezinski says the lesson she has gleaned is “pace yourself.” While the author seeks to advise women on negotiating the charged family-career divide, the most memorable moments are th...

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but he liked her professionalism and her “snarkiness.” Now the two bicker like an old — and very well-­informed — married couple over the headlines every day, their lively pushback waking their breakfast audience before the coffee’s even brewed.

Jan 07 2010 | Read Full Review of All Things at Once

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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough likened himself to Anne Hathaway’s character from the film version of Les Miserables in his attempt to make amends with Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski for...

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The Gospel Coalition

In 230 pages of really big print with wide margins, Brzezinski tells the story of her life, beginning with a childhood spent in and around the nation’s capital and wrapping up with her present-day career as a well-known media personality.

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The New York Times

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The MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski’s memoir explains her unusual childhood and her struggle to build a TV career while raising a family.

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