On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' (Paperback)
My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News'
Simon & Schuster, 9780743287845, 224pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
Praise For On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News'…
"John Dickerson's biography of Nancy Dickerson is a raw and compelling portrait of his mother, who was, in a way, the Katie Couric of her time, the first woman to break into the all-male fortress of TV news, back in the dark ages of the 1960s.
"With 'On Her Trail' John Dickerson has written more than a biography: it is a history of the time -- with rich new stories about John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; a social dissection of elite Washington; it is -- and this may be the most captivating part of the book -- a personal confession of life with a mother almost obsessively driven in her career....
"The book is a mix of sold reportorial digging with a son's sometimes heartbreaking insights. It is bold, shocking at times, and brilliant."
-- Lesley Stahl
"Beautifully observed and richly reported, a family tale with a twist -- because it's written about the kind of family that normally wouldn't let secrets make their way outside the security fence. A tough and loving book by a gifted journalist."
-- Peggy Noonan
"Anyone who was a big fan of Nancy Dickerson will hate John Dickerson by about page 40. But by the time you reach the end of this poignant, sometimes funny, but always wise and human memoir-biography, you will love them both. John for his insight and compassion, and Nancy for the price she paid to blaze the trail for Katie Couric and Greta van Sustren."
-- Al Franken