November 28, 2009

This Just In by Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer started his reporting career in Texas when he was barely old enough to buy a beer, joined CBS News in 1969, and became one of the few correspondents ever to have covered all four major Washington beats: the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Capitol Hill. Over the past four decades, he's seen it all-and now he's sharing the after-hours tales only his colleagues know. (from Barnes and Noble)

I have to live every day of my life listening to how much my sister loves autobiographies so I decided to give one a read. I found Bob Schieffer's memoir sitting on my bookshelf--WD had borrowed it from his dad but never got around to reading it--so I picked it up as my November read. Annnnndddd...this book is now in the running for the longest book ever. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. It was just a little slow. I enjoyed the behind the scenes/first hand accounts of the Kennedy assassination, his time in Vietnam and the presidential campaigns he's covered. I got lost in all the details of managing CBS news--the changing of presidents/board directors/producers.

Do I recommend it? Well, not whole heartedly. But if you're into politics and history I think you'll find a few stories in here worth your time.


angie said...

I claim to love autobiographies, but I'm having a time getting through John Adams. I don't know why, I've watched 2 history shows about him and have the HBO series in Netflix. Once I get through, maybe I'll give Bob a chance.