SHEâ€™S JUST LIKE THE REST OF US : overstuffed purse, always losing keys, high-maintenance hair, snack guilt after an evening binge. But sheâ€™s something different, too. Hoda Kotb grew up in two culturesâ€”one where summers meant playing at the foot of the ancient pyramids and another where she had to meet her junior prom date at the local 7-Eleven to spare them both the wrath of her conservative Egyptian parents. Sheâ€™s traveled the globe for network television, smuggling videotapes in her shoes and stepping along roads riddled with land mines. Sheâ€™s weathered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and a personal Category 5 as well: divorce and breast cancer in the same year. And if thatâ€™s not scary enough, she then began cohosting the fourth hour of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford. (Oh, câ€™mon, KLG! Thatâ€™s funny . . . put down the huge pour of Chardonnay and laugh with us.) HODA reads just like Hodaâ€”light, funny, positive, and positively inspiring.