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Also by Anderson Cooper:

The Rainbow Comes and Goes, April 2016
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Coming Back, September 2010
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Dispatches from the Edge, May 2007
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Dispatches from the Edge, June 2006
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Dispatches from the Edge
Anderson Cooper

A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

HarperCollins
June 2006
224 pages
ISBN: 0061132381
Hardcover
$24.95
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Non-Fiction Memoir

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.

Media Buzz

Conan O'Brien - November 7, 2006
Larry King Live - September 19, 2006
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - August 29, 2006
Oprah - August 10, 2006
Late Show with David Letterman - July 14, 2006
All Things Considered - July 10, 2006
Daily Show with Jon Stewart - July 3, 2006
Daily Show with Jon Stewart - June 21, 2006
Good Morning America - June 21, 2006
Late Late Show - June 13, 2006
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - June 7, 2006
Larry King Live - June 1, 2006
Live with Regis and Kelly - May 30, 2006
Charlie Rose - May 30, 2006
Conan O\'Brien - May 26, 2006
Oprah - May 23, 2006
Entertainment Tonight - May 1, 2006

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