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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

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Dispatches from the Edge of the World gives us a rare up-close glimpse of what happens when the normal order of things is suddenly turned upside down ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.834
pamela1717
by pamela1717 on Jul 12, 2009

4.25 stars! First, I should disclose I'm a big fan of Anderson Cooper so this may not be a totally unbiased review. I didn't quite know what to expect from this memoir. Well, maybe I expected to get more of a "clinically journalistic" view of his correspondant experiences and perhaps some ego. I did ... More

skyprincess

Mesmerizing Story-telling

by skyprincess on Oct 11, 2008

This book is written on such a personal level that one starts to feel they know the 'real' Anderson Cooper. I cried when I finished the book and spent the entire day missing having it to read. Absolutely beautiful in its portrayals of everyday people living in crisis, it encourages the reader to do ... More

Meike

Great Insight Into Cooper's Mind

by Meike on Jul 24, 2008

Half autobiography, half history book, Cooper's story is the story of his journey as a reporter and his memories of the wars/disasters he covered. Written in his voice and filled with his thoughts as a reporter and, more importantly, his thoughts as a man in the modern world. A fast read and very ... More

weasley1987

A True memoir

by weasley1987 on Mar 13, 2008

The book gives alot of insight about a life that is unknown to the public about anderson cooper. He explains how he got to where he is now from start to present, he inculdes descriptions, events and thoughts about serious incidents that have impacted him and the world. The book is a great read for ... More

creativecat

A fascinating look at the "real" world

by creativecat on Sep 4, 2007

Anderson Cooper certainly portrays the world in a raw and yet sensitive way. He has seen the worst and yet has a need to keep reporting (without clouding), the story. I had a difficult time putting the book down - my heart was touched by his candid views. It made me realize that being a person of ... More

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