Time and again, Mitchell has proven herself by taking on the tough assignments, starting with her first posting abroad in Guyana after the previous NBC correspondent had been murdered by Jim Jones' henchmen. She has had unique access to all the presidents and their staffs from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, and here gives us her unvarnished insights into these men and those who surround them. Whether it was revealing that Ronald Reagan's napping caused the delay of a space shuttle landing, conducting exclusive interviews with Fidel Castro, or accompanying Condoleezza Rice on her first trip abroad as secretary of state, she is known as the one to beat to the story.
But what sets this book apart is not only the unique front-row seat Mitchell has in the political world, but also the role she plays in the glamorous social scene in Washington. Her marriage to Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, has created professional challenges, but also given her special entree to the "A" list drawing rooms of Washington and other capitals. Here she gives us glimpses of what it's like to go from a 7 p.m. newscast to an 8 p.m. black-tie party, to go from being the reporter staking out a state dinner to being one of the invited guests.
Smart and candidly written, Mitchell's memoir will be a must read for anyone interested in politics and current affairs and will also fascinate anyone who wonders what it's like to be a powerful woman in a man's world.
©2005 Andrew Mitchell; (P)2005 Penguin Audio
"Mitchell's tales are fascinating, but her evolution as a journalist is even more intriguing. She was a gender pioneer, for example, but her gender rapidly became a nonissue." (Publishers Weekly)
author, women's aviation
Andrea Mitchell did a terrific job writing her story and also narrating it. I'd like an addendum --- the next 11 years! How 'bout it Andrea! This is a true journalist's story! Right on!
I love Reading about History, Non Fiction, and Political.
I love Andrea Mitchell, this book is great and talks about your life, and how she overcame what at that time was known only a Man's Desk, she brought the Women to TV, NEWS and I love her insight and show.
None, at this time.
About her life traveling to other countries
I would if they were interested in learning more aobut the author.
I can't think of any comparison to make.
She got a chance to interview Castro during the case of the little Cuban boy.
Soeme scens made me laugh such as her meeting with former President Ford.
If you're a fan of her or not, I hope you'll like what she has to say.
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