"I know Joanne Herring to be a most dynamic and inspiring personality. Her deep commitment to alleviate and assuage the sufferings of people of our region has touched me immensely. Her unique contribution to the Afghan freedom struggle in the 1980's turned the tide of the conflict. This book is a reaffirmation of her genuinely feminine intuition towards a complex human tragedy spanning the last three decades."
—Pakistani President Musharraf- 10th President of Pakistan and former Chief of Army Staff for the Pakistan Army
"Joanne Herring is an extraordinary woman who was and still is a real catalyst for peace in our world. Here is her story for the first time in her own words about how she worked with Charlie Wilson and others to bring change to one of the most troubled parts of the world, and about what she is doing today to do the same. All of us who love and know Joanne, knows that she never gives up."—George Bush 41st President of the United States
"I love the way Joanne speaks so passionately and with such knowledge about the plight of the Afghan people and all she is doing to help them."—Winston Churchill III
"Joanne Herring is a very difficult woman to say no to."—Charlie Wilson, The True Story of Charlie Wilson, History Channel
"The inimitable and gorgeous Joanne King Herring, smarter and better in life than on any movie screen!"—Barbara Taylor Bradford
"I have known Joanne all my life. She walks where others fear to tread and never quits. She is a flash of light in a dark world."—James A. Baker, Former Secretary of State
"The world is beating a path to her door because of her charm, intelligence and beauty."—Adam Curtis, Current Affairs, BBC
About the Author
Joanne Johnson King Herring Davis
hosted The Joanne King Show
on television for 15 years. She served as honorary consul to both Pakistan and Morocco for ten years, has been knighted by the King of Belgium, and received the Quaid-e-Azam award, the highest honor given by the nation of Pakistan. She is also the recipient of the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award. She has served on the boards of directors for UNICEF, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., LTV, Henredon Furniture, the Lindbergh Fund, and was co-chairman of the Special Olympics, with Henry Kissinger, in New York City. Nancy Dorman-Hickson
, in addition to 18 years as an editor at Southern Living magazine, is an award-winning writer with a deep sense of story, heritage, and faith.