Robin Roberts Releases Her Memoir

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Robin Roberts has released her memoir. Titled Everybody's Got Something, it recently went on sale at book stores and at online book sellers, too. In it she explains that the title comes from something her mother always used to say, and that her own "something" came in the form of a myelodysplastic syndrome diagnosis. The Good Morning America host stopped by The Late Show to visit with David Letterman earlier this week, and she dished about her health, her happiness, and her new book.

"I can look at your right now and say I am healthier and happier than I've ever been," Roberts gushed. "That's all the matters."

"Nobody gets a free ride," Letterman told her in response.

"You think you're the only one," Roberts said of overcoming her health struggles. "And my momma would say, 'Honey, everybody's got something.' Everybody's got something, not just a challenge, but something to give to help you get through that challenge."

Robin underwent a successful bone marrow transplant about a year ago while on leave from GMA. In addition to having myelodysplastic syndrome, she is also a breast cancer survivor.

"I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my on-going journey,"she said, adding that she's "grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people."

Everybody's Got Something isn't Robin Roberts' first book either. She is also the author of From the Heart: Seven Rules to Live By which made it to the New York Times Best-Seller's List. During a recent book signing for her new book, however, she was surprised by a visit from former GMA anchor Charlie Gibson.

Robin Roberts impressed fans with her strength of character and attitude as she battled her most recent illness. They--along with those at the ABC Network--were beyond thrilled when she survived the harrowing medical ordeal and made her return to Good Morning America.

Will you be checking out Robin's new book?

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.