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Reader recommendation: The Best Advice I Ever Got

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By Lori Biesterfeldt, St. Louis / December 12, 2013

The Best Advice I Ever Got by Katie Couric is a collection of practical wisdom from extraordinarily successful individuals, told in story format (1-2 pages each) and each offering one concise yet powerful tip. These ideas align with what I accept as fact. Here's one: "You don't have the luxury of negative thought" and "Use adversity as opportunity."

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