By: Gretchen Carlson

I am so excited to be releasing my first book! “Getting Real” will be a candid, inspirational memoir, part personal story, part guide for others who want to get ahead in life. 

It will tell the story of my extraordinary ordinary life growing up in the Midwest – and offer vivid detail of the lessons I’ve learned along the way – and how I owe any success to the old-fashioned fundamentals of family, faith and hard work. 

I will talk about my life as a child prodigy on the violin, my achievement as the first classical violinist to become Miss America, and my long career in television news. I will also share for the first time my struggles along the way – from being fired to dealing with a life-threatening stalker. I will also offer my insights and candid advice about balancing being a mom to two young children and working at Fox News.

I hope you will share in my journey. Thank you so much for your support. The book comes out June 16, 2015 but you can pre-order the book now.