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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrea Mitchell Narrator: Andrea Mitchel Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Andrea Mitchell started her pathbreaking career as the quintessential girl reporter and quickly became one of the first women in broadcast news. She’s been labeled a “pushy broad,” yet her intelligence, tenacity, and ability to always be “where the action is” have catapulted her to the top of her profession. As one of America’s most watched correspondents, Mitchell has regularly shared her observations with millions of television viewers for more than three decades.

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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 10/12/2013

    " Interested behind the scenes look into the lives of reporters & journalists and the people they cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jean Reed | 10/1/2013

    " Insight into happenings in the years past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Herb | 6/22/2013

    " This was a great read. The story of Andrea Mitchell's journalistic life and career is wonderfully interesting, chock full of great stories. A must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jane | 5/14/2013

    " Andrea Mitchell has led an exceptional career. Unfortunately, she adds a lot of her personal life & quite frankly, I don't care about that. So, I'd say 75% is excellent, 25% was fluff. "

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