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It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War by [Addario, Lynsey]
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2015: “Why do you do this?” is the central question Lynsey Addario answers in her new memoir It’s What I Do—and she asks it not just for the reader, but it seems for herself. Addario is a MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient and was part of the team that won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting (covering the Taliban in Afghanistan with Dexter Filkins ) but her story often underscores her insecurities in her profession and personal life. Even with her numerous accolades, she worries about being forgotten, missing the breaking story and not being taken seriously as a woman. It’s a frank, and refreshingly, candid look into a successful professional photojournalist at the top of her game but it never romanticizes the risks that are necessary to bring us her images. Her story is inspiring, heartbreaking and an eye opening look at what it takes to reveal events from the other side of the world. –Amy Huff

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''It's What I Do is as brilliant as Addario's pictures - and she's the greatest photographer of our war-torn time. She's been kidnapped, nearly killed, while capturing truth and beauty in the world's worst places. She's a miracle. So is this book.'' --Tim Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Legacy of Ashes

''A remarkable journalistic achievement from a Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship winner that crystalizes the last ten years of global war and strife while candidly portraying the intimate life of a female photojournalist...A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific.'' --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

''Highly readable and thoroughly engaging...Addario astutely addresses the difficulties of being a woman in a 'brutally competitive,' overwhelmingly male profession...Addario's memoir brilliantly succeeds not only as a personal and professional narrative but also as an illuminating homage to photojournalism's role in documenting suffering and injustice and its potential to influence public opinion and official policy.'' --Publishers Weekly

Prize-winning photographer Addario has written a page-turner of a memoir describing her war coverage and why and how she fell into - and stayed in - such a dangerous job... After all, this 'extraordinary profession'...is what she does, and the many photographs scattered throughout this riveting book prove that she does it magnificently.'' --Booklist

''Lynsey Addario's book is like her life: big, beautiful, and utterly singular. With the whole world as her backdrop, Addario embarks on an extraordinary adventure whose overriding effect is to remind of us what unites us all.'' --Dexter Filkins, author of The Forever War

''A gifted chronicler of her life and times, Lynsey Addario stands at the forefront of her generation of photojournalists, young men and women who have come of age during the brutal years of endless war since 9/11. A uniquely driven and courageous woman, Addario is also possessed of great quantities of humor and humanity. It's What I Do is the riveting, unforgettable account of an extraordinary life lived at the very edge.'' --Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of The Fall of Baghdad

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  • File Size: 52134 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0143128418
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (February 5, 2015)
  • Publication Date: February 5, 2015
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L9B7CSM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,792 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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