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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diane Rehm Narrator: Diane Rehm Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Diane Rehm has hosted a show on WAMU in Washington, D.C. since 1979. Newsweek calls The Diane Rehm Show one of the most interesting talk programs in the country. In Finding My Voice, this nationally acclaimed public radio personality shares the fascinating story of her life.

Diane grows up with rigid Christian Arab parents who give her little self confidence. Her father is distant, and her mother has a violent temper. Diane's first husband is as inaccessible as her father, and her life as a housewife is disappointing. But when she begins working at WAMU, she embarks on a path of self-discovery and transformation. Behind the microphone, Diane finds her true avocation. In addition to her successes, in the final section of this book she recounts her frightening battle with a neurological disorder that has demanded all her courage and resourcefulness to overcome.

Finding My Voice is more than the biography of a remarkable woman. It also traces the rise of public radio and its role in the nation's capital. Hearing the author read makes it even more captivating.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison Granger | 2/4/2014

    " interesting. I listen to her everyday on the radio, just wanted to know more about her "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patmcclain | 1/29/2014

    " I was pleasantly surprised that Ms. Rehm was willing to bare her soul in this book about her upbringing and her marriage, not to mention her career. I greatly enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 1/15/2014

    " I listen to NPR all the time and found it interesting to discover Diane Rehm's story in an audio book during my commute. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 1/14/2014

    " I found this a rather dryly written memoir for such an interesting person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/13/2014

    " I love Diane Rehm so I loved reading this, her autobiography. She has a most interesting life story, full of funny things, sad things, and also, some very strange things (ocelot in your backyard tree?). I don't love her writing style, though I think her interview/talk radio skillz are awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 1/12/2014

    " Great NPR host is stricken with spasmodic dysphonia, in which the basal ganglia in the brain thll the vocal cords to contract too tightly. She takes injections of BOTOX or botulism toxin, a bacterial toxin that paralyzes muscles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia | 1/12/2014

    " 3.5 stars. Found this an interesting book as I identified with her troubled relationship with her mother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/29/2013

    " Enlightening biography of the well known NPR talk show host. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 12/21/2013

    " I ma an avid listener to "The Diane Rehm Show" so it's a little odd that I only read her memoir now, ten years after it was first published. Interesting to read about her background and the forces that shaped her, her entry into broadcasting and the condition that almost cost her her career. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/9/2013

    " I love listening to Diane Rehm on NPR! She is such a good interviewer - she asks good questions whether she's talking to a panel of politicians or someone who just wrote a book about their dog. And always classy. It was interesting to hear more about her own life story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ai-Ling Louie | 12/7/2013

    " Rehm, the NPR host, is candid about her problems: her abusive mother, less-than-perfect marriages, years in psychoanalysis, and troubles with her vocal chords. I found it an uplifting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 11/30/2013

    " An engaging memoir of the NPR radio host -- a little too self-absorbed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D | 11/18/2013

    " diane rehm is a great thinker and even better learner. her prose is straightforward and unadorned as she matter-of-factly recounts her childhood and professional life and struggles to make sense of her developing psychology. a lovely read for her fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lise | 8/19/2013

    " I love listening to Diane, and I feel as though I know her and she's part of my life. This book was open and honest, nearly Too Much information type honest, but I'm glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 pati | 8/19/2013

    " Rehm, host of her own nationally syndicated call-in talk show on National Public Radio, writes of the challenges and triumphs in her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 6/24/2013

    " Diane Rehm is a facinating and talented woman. I enjoyed learning about her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/7/2013

    " I've listened to Diane Rehm for years so it was interesting finding out more about her. She talks about how she got her start in radio, her childhood, her marriage ... I enjoyed her anecdote about interviewing author Tom Clancy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/20/2013

    " This isn't up there with my favorite memoirs (those would probably be "The Glass Castle" and "Personal History"), but I enjoyed it nevertheless. I found it to be an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 1/11/2013

    " As an added bonus, I got to read this in range of WAMU's signal, on my parents' back porch! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita | 12/15/2012

    " Pretty good if you are a fan of her show on NPR. If not, probably not of interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 9/7/2012

    " Like that it was read by author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 6/24/2012

    " An insightful read about a delightful woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johnna | 6/5/2012

    " If you listen to Diane Rehm, you'll be interested. Otherwise, not so interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/2/2012

    " Glad to have read it--got me to get out the book she co-authored w/ her husband...intriguing and look forward to the discussion w/ Brighton book club as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annmarie | 4/13/2012

    " I am a big fan of the Diane Rehm show on NPR. This is a very interesting autobiography. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melitta | 3/27/2012

    " I like Diane Rehm, and this book was interesting because of that, with a lot of her history a revelation to me. But it is not "fine litterature", so only gets two stars. "

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About the Author
DIANE REHM has hosted The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.—distributed by NPR—since 1979; the show has a weekly listening audience of two and a half million. Currently, it is broadcast on nearly two hundred stations and Sirius Satellite Radio across the country, as well as internationally by Armed Forces Radio Network. She lives in Washington, D.C.