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Old 05-21-2006, 08:35 AM   #1
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Anderson Cooper - Dispatches From The Edge

Comes out Tuesday, I will be getting it for sure.

Here's the synopsis from bn.com-they have an excerpt from it in the new Vanity Fair, not to mention the gorgeous cover.

I also checked that site for his booksignings, so far all they have listed is NYC and Louisiana I really wanted to go to one, one look into those eyes and I would melt into a puddle of goo

"FROM THE PUBLISHER
Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news. In this gripping, candid, and remarkably powerful memoir, he offers an unstinting, up-close view of the most harrowing crises of our time, and the profound impact they have had on his life.

After growing up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, Cooper felt a magnetic pull toward the unknown, an attraction to the far corners of the earth. If he could keep moving, and keep exploring, he felt he could stay one step ahead of his past, including the fame surrounding his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and the tragic early deaths of his father and older brother. As a reporter, the frenetic pace of filing dispatches from war-torn countries, and the danger that came with it, helped him avoid having to look too closely at the pain and loss that was right in front of him.

But recently, during the course of one extraordinary, tumultuous year, it became impossible for him to continue to separate his work from his life, his family's troubled history from the suffering people he met all over the world. From the tsunami in Sri Lanka to the war in Iraq to the starvation in Niger and ultimately to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi, Cooper gives us a firsthand glimpse of the devastation that takes place, both physically and emotionally, when the normal order of things is violently ruptured on such a massive scale. Cooper had been in his share of life-threatening situations before -- ducking fire on the streets of war-torn Sarejevo, traveling on his own to famine-stricken Somalia, witnessing firsthand the genocide in Rwanda -- but he had never seen human misery quite like this. Writing with vivid memories of his childhood and early career as a roving correspondent, Cooper reveals for the first time how deeply affected he has been by the wars, disasters, and tragedies he has witnessed, and why he continues to be drawn to some of the most perilous places on earth.

Striking, heartfelt, and utterly engrossing, Dispatches from the Edge is an unforgettable memoir that takes us behind the scenes of the cataclysmic events of our age and allows us to see them through the eyes of one of America's most trusted, fearless, and pioneering reporters."
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dammit, i'm trying to cut back on buying more books. this isn't helping.

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For you dandy

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How surprised was I when I read the article and it had no mention of U2 whatsoever?

I'm hopeless.
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Did you see the pic of him and his mother in that VF issue?

She looks incredible for her age. Absolutely amazing.
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Anderson is a fascinating guy
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dammit, i'm trying to cut back on buying more books. this isn't helping.

anderson cooper

dandy...I have the same problem....Tolkien-bound, but considering I also have a large library of assorted worldly books but limited shelf space...{although I could probably squeeze it in between My FBI and Code Names}.....just have to wait and see.
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*note to self.. get this book*
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Re: Anderson Cooper - Dispatches From The Edge

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Few people have witnessed more scenes of chaos and conflict around the world than Anderson Cooper, whose groundbreaking coverage on CNN has changed the way we watch the news.
Big up to schadenfraude!!!


Okay, maybe that's too cynical.
Or not.
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As an aspiring journalist, Anderson Cooper does his job exactly the way I'd want to do it: right at the front lines of all the big stories. He asks tough questions, does a hell of a lot of legwork to make sure of his story, and he's been pretty objective from what I've seen.

I want to be a print journalist, and most TV journalists make me ill to my stomach to see the screed they try to pass off as news, but I have infinite respect for Mr. Cooper. If I turn out to be half the newsman that he is, I'll have done quite well in my mind.

Simply put, Anderson Cooper is one of, if not the best television journalist out there right now.
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Ahh an Anderson love fest! I was in the airport when VF came out and saw his lovely mug staring back at me. It's a great excerpt. I think I will be getting the book.

I agree with the above, I think he is the best TV journalist right now.
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I just pre-ordered this book, I can't wait to read it
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Did you see the pic of him and his mother in that VF issue?

She looks incredible for her age. Absolutely amazing.
I agree, he looked damn fine in that picture too

I admire his honesty, sensitivity, and dedication. The looks and sexiness are just the cherry on top.
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anderson alert for MrsS

he's going to be on oprah tomorrow.
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Thank you! Even if it's a rerun I'll tape it I guess I'll have to settle for that since I won't have a booksigning I am still holding out hope
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