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Publisher's Summary

Life lessons from New York Times best-selling author and Today show personality Al Roker and his wife, globetrotting ABC news journalist Deborah Roberts. Al Roker and Deborah Roberts have 16 Emmy Awards between them. They have covered everything from the Olympics and the Gulf War to natural disasters and the AIDS crisis in Africa. Now these two married journalists and parents have collaborated on the most personal and important “story” of their lives.

Been There, Done That is a funny, heartfelt, and empowering collection of life lessons, hard-won wisdom, and instructive family anecdotes from Al and Deborah’s lives, from their parents and grandparents, and from dear friends, famous and not. Here, Al and Deborah candidly share childhood obstacles like obesity and growing up in the segregated south; the challenges and blessings that come from raising very different kids; hard-won truths about marriage and career; the illuminating “little things” that adults can learn from children; and the genuine wisdom that the elderly can share with a younger generation. These are real-life stories told from every perspective - from parent, spouse, daughter, son, and friend, stories that every reader can relate to, appreciate, and share. 

©2016 Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Laura Morton (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"An entertaining, encouraging read and a sweet testament to the couple's devotion to their marriage and family.” (Publishers Weekly)
 

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One of the best books I've "read"! I loved it!

This book is real. It's about real life stuff. It's relatable and uplifting. I'm a big fan of Al and Debra and no even more so.

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Fantastic book!

I’m a huge fan of both Al Roker and Deborah Roberts. It was wonderful to hear them tell this story. I appreciated the candor, the humor, and the relatability. I highly recommend this book!

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Wonderful

I am a big fan of Al Roker already, and this book was great. If it hadn’t been narrated by him, I wasn’t interested. His and Deborah’s voices are very familiar, comforting, and relatable. They tell the stories with the perfect tone. I cried twice. Get the book - you will not be sorry.

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Honest and Real

So much of what Al and Deborah said was spot on. They really keep it 100. And, if you listen carefully you can gather some pearls of wisdom. I did

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Been There, Done That!

We enjoyed reading about Al Roker’s and Deborah Roberts’ real-life struggles, lessons learned, and blended joys! Excellent!

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A real and heartfelt collaboration

I enjoyed this book immensely. Al Roker and Deborah Roberts really seem to pour out emotions and experiences that many of us can relate to. their stories and relatable experience has kept me intrigued and engulfed in this book. I absolutely loved it!!

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Amazing

Funny, informative, touching and honest. I enjoyed this amazing story of life, love and just living the best you can.

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Lovely read!

I really enjoyed this book in the author's own voice. It brought their stories to life and I was surprised to learn that I had gropped with many of the same issues although had a different background.