Everybody's Got Something - Robin Roberts & Veronica Chambers

Everybody's Got Something

By Robin Roberts & Veronica Chambers

  • Release Date: 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4 Score: 4 (From 248 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something."

So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.

Following her mother's advice to "make your mess your message," Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we've all got something -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we've also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what readers of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it's all about faith, family and friends. And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think.

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Latest Impressions

  • Everybody's Got Something

    5
    By Hav2jog
    Great read about an incredible person!
  • Just Okay

    2
    By MysterytoMe
    I bought this book to see how someone else handled the transplant and to get some insight on how someone lives afterward while trying to believe that the transplant is the cure that it can be. This book did provide the first, at least in Ms. Robert's case, teaching me that I must be a person who is stronger and not as needy during an illness, but I learned nothing about the second. As someone who has gone through a transplant at Sloan, I am glad that I did not read this book beforehand as It would have made me very apprehensive about the process, even scared! The first paragraph of the book should have been a later one from her doctor stating that in essence everyone's experience is different. This truth is not just about the treatment and side effects, but how one deals with them. The book reads like a memoir with anecdotes about her family, especially her mother and father, and includes tales with and about girlfriends, coworkers, and life partner. Hence, the story jumps around a lot while at the same time relating a tale foregoing to go into much detail for some. Suffice it to say that I could not wait to finish this book so that I could go on to another!
  • Robin's Amazing & Inspiring Experience

    4
    By 1Meemo
    Thank you Robin for your honest humanness. Being a fellow survivor of a life threatening illness, I can verify the heartfelt thoughts and feelings in this journal to be genuine. One does discover who your true friends are and the true love and devotion of family (related or not). It is so true, one finds strength along the way from those we love and from the love they share with us. Setting goals and riding the roller coaster with acceptance is so important. Keeping a pro-active line of thought is so powerful. When I woke each morning I would challenge myself to find the lesson/s of the day. Thank you for sharing this most intimate time of your life. I am certain it will provide courage and insight to those who read it. Myra Miller
  • Bravo to You, Robin!

    5
    By Retired teach
    Inspirational, honest, humble, appreciative journey of a fabulous woman going through a medical crisis and loss of a parent. We all have our crosses to carry. Thank you for sharing your story.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Margaret Pryor
    This is one of the best books I have read! I couldn't put it down. Robin you are such an amazing, strong woman! Your love of family and friends is so strong! I wish I had known your mother, her words are so powerful.
  • Inspiring

    5
    By Team GM
    This is a book that is very hard to put down. Amazing.
  • Thanks for sharing!

    5
    By Sweet DeeDee
    I have just spent a year going through treatment for breast cancer and during my last 2 chemos I spent time with my Mom who was placed in Hospice, who just a month ago passed away! I too was with my Mom when she went home! When I heard Robin had written this book I just had to read it - knowing how I could relate to everything in the book. When I look back over my year this saying sums up my thoughts, "I am thankful for my struggle, because without it, I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength."