Friday, March 26, 2021

Book Review - It's Never Too Late by Kathie Lee Gifford

My Review

It's Never Too Late is an inspirational biography by Kathie Lee Gifford, who uses examples from her own life on how to grow and reach for your dreams, even when facing big obstacles.

I wanted to read this book because I liked the idea of an inspirational book focusing on motivation and working toward your dreams.

Before reading It's Never Too Late, I mostly was familiar with Kathie Lee Gifford from her time as a Today Show host. This book serves as a biography, from her teen years to the present, so readers will learn a lot about her background and life. There are some very sweet, touching chapters of the book about her first love, a handsome surfer, her marriage to Frank Gifford, and especially about Kathie Lee's parents and their lives as they aged.

I thought the book would have more motivational content and perhaps a bit less biography, but I still found it to be an inspiring read. I particularly liked:

"A wish and a dream are not the same. You can sit around and wish all day long about wanting this and wanting that. But that’s not gonna get you anywhere if you don’t dream up a plan and then act on it" (eBook location 43)


"I’ve often been quoted as saying, “In order to make dreams come true, you have to put legs, arms, feet, hands, and wings on them.”In other words, you have to work your ever-lovin’butt off to get the job done. Of course, you also have to have a plan and a talent in whatever field that you want to be successful in. But with blood, sweat, and tears, it can be achieved. Most people are not willing to sacrifice sweat and tears, much less blood. Even though that’s very graphic, it does amount to that" (eBook location 45).

The book is told in short chapters. Each chapter is prefaced by lyrics to songs by Kathie Lee. There is generally a short biographical anecdote (told in lively and engaging fashion) and an inspirational nugget to learn from the incident.

It's Never Too Late will be of interest to readers who enjoy a light inspirational read, and especially for fans of Kathie Lee Gifford.

Book Synopsis


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.

Purchase Links

Thomas Nelson | Amazon |Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Author Bio

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.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm a fan of short chapters, this sounds like one I can really fly through! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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