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Star reporter for the New York Times, the world’s most powerful newspaper; foreign correspondent in some of the most dangerous fields; Pulitzer Prize winner; and the longest jailed correspondent for protecting her sources, Judith Miller is highly respected and controversial. In this memoir, she turns her reporting skills on herself with the intensity of her professional vocation.

Judith Miller grew up near the Nevada atomic proving ground. She got a job at the New York Times after a suit by women employees about discrimination at the paper and went on to cover national politics, head the paper’s bureau in Cairo, serve as deputy editor in Paris, and then deputy at the powerful Washington bureau. She reported on terrorism and the rise of fanatical Islam in the Middle East and on secret biological weapons plants and programs in Iraq, Iran, and Russia. She covered an administration traumatized by 9/11 and an anthrax attack three weeks later. Miller shared a Pulitzer for her reporting.

She turns her journalistic skills on herself and her controversial reporting, which marshaled evidence that led America to invade Iraq; she writes about the mistakes she and others made on the existence in Iraq of weapons of mass destruction; she addresses the motives of some of her sources, including the notorious Iraqi Chalabi and the CIA; and she describes going to jail to protect her sources in the Scooter Libby investigation of the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame and how the Times subsequently abandoned her after twenty-eight years.

The Story describes the real life of a foreign and investigative reporter. It is an adventure story, told with bluntness and wryness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Miller offers her version of her acrimonious parting with the Times in the context of her twenty-seven-year history with the paper…Interweaving the personal and professional, the author exposes the inner workings of the paper along with the stresses of investigative reporting and its impact on her relationships.”

    Library Journal

  • “Miller…gives an engrossing run down of the 2005 ‘Plame-gate’ scandal.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As a memoir of high-stakes journalism, the book is solid. It is especially revealing about why she decided to go to prison for contempt of court rather than reveal a confidential source related to the outing of Valerie Plame.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Judith Miller is a familiar name in journalism circles, but hearing her tell the story of her long career will make even veteran reporters see her in a new light. Miller’s performance of her own audiobook lends a measure of credibility to the work. She speaks clearly and plainly about her rise to fame at the New York Times and her coverage of the wars in the Middle East, even when the accounts don’t show her in a favorable light. Some of the revelations are eye-openers and a bit disappointing to people who consider the venerable Times to be the bastion of journalistic integrity. To her credit, she doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable revelations and delivers the story of her career with the professionalism her readers would expect. No bells and whistles, just the facts.”

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