The Next Big Story (Hardcover)

My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities

By Soledad O'Brien, Rose Marie Arce

Celebra Hardcover, 9780451231376, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2010

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Paperback (10/4/2011)

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Description

An intimate look behind the CNN journalist's most compelling reporting moments and how it has shaped her perspective on America's future.

"Story is our medium. It's how we connect emotionally with our viewers. And it's how we make sense of our world...When we talk about a 'big story,' we're really talking about what resonates with people, what matters to them...And I think when it comes to our national narrative, what we need to realize is that we're all contributing to the story, that we can affect where this country is going."

From top CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien comes a highly personal look at her biggest reporting moments from Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastating Haiti earthquake to the historic elections and high profile interviews with everyday Americans. Drawing on her own unique background and consciousness as well as her experiences as a journalist at the front lines of the most provocative issues in today's society-and particularly from her work as host of the acclaimed series Black in America and Latino in America-O'Brien offers her candid, clear-eyed take on where we are as a country and where we're going.

What emerges is both an inspiring message of hope and a glimpse into the heart and soul of one of America's most straight-talking reporters.

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About the Author

Soledad O'Brien is a CNN anchor and correspondent who has produced the award-winning documentaries "Black in America" and "Escape from Jonestown." Her awards include the Emmy, Peabody, DuPont, Gracie Allen, Clara Barton, Hispanic Heritage, and NAACP President's Awards, among others.


Praise For The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities

"The Next Big Story is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at reporting and an intimate account of Soledad O'Brien's personal journey. It's a terrific read that is both inspiring and thought-provoking."
-Anderson Cooper

"Soledad is a living example of achieving the American dream. Because a door opened to her family, she has been able to accomplish so many things. Her life story shows that opportunity can create success...and success can create a sense of responsibility that can create opportunities for others. Soledad has paid it forward, cares deeply about the disenfranchised, and brings her unique personal experience to whatever story she may be covering."
-Katie Couric

"A moving memoir which does justice to the effervescent spirit and unbridled intellectual curiosity of a truly empathetic soul my faithful readers already know just might be the brightest person I've had the privilege of interviewing."
-Kam Williams



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