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Well written and interesting memoir
on June 7, 2014
I considered buying this book for a while but the negative comments threw me off. But, having an interest in the sociological impact of women in the work force, and also an interest in broadcast journalism and mass media, I decided to get it. I found it to be a good read - interesting, thoughtful, and open.
I wasn't too far into it when I really began to question why all the vehement, downright mean-spirited comments, had been posted in reviews. I had a very different take on her experiences and ideas. Yes she was exhausted - she was working nights in a grueling job. Yes she employed help, but that was her answer to what she was facing. Other women in a similar situation might look at trading baby-sitting or getting a parent to help. Above all I question how any one could imply that she did not love and cherish her children. They are quite apparently the center of her life, along with her husband, an obviously supportive and caring man who she has been married to for decades. They certainly seem to have a strong marriage and family centered life. Yes, she has a career that takes up a lot of time and attention, but she manages to hold it all together in the best way she can.
I can only guess that these comments are coming from those engaged in either political retribution aimed at discrediting women who do not reflect conservative values, or that this is a volley perpetrated in the "mommy wars."
At any rate, her life experiences were interesting and unique, and her career path has taken many turns which she navigated in a genuine way. I found the part about her broadcasting experience on 9-11 to be riveting and an important contribution to our collective knowledge and memory of that day.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in reading about current events, work-life balance or broadcasting.