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The captivating inside story of the woman who helmed the Washington Post during one of the most turbulent periods in the history of American media.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography
In this best-selling and widely acclaimed memoir, Katharine Graham, the woman who piloted the Washington Post through the scandals of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate, tells her story - one that is extraordinary both for the events it encompasses and for the courage, candor, and dignity of its telling.
Here is the awkward child who grew up amid material wealth and emotional isolation; the young bride who watched her brilliant, charismatic husband - a confidant to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson - plunge into the mental illness that would culminate in his suicide. And here is the widow who shook off her grief and insecurity to take on a president and a pressman’s union as she entered the profane boys’ club of the newspaper business.
As timely now as ever, Personal History is an exemplary record of our history and of the woman who played such a shaping role within them, discovering her own strength and sense of self as she confronted - and mastered - the personal and professional crises of her fascinating life.
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|Durée||30 heures et 30 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||17 octobre 2017|
|Éditeur||Random House Audio|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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35 en Biographies de journalistes, de rédacteurs et d'éditeurs
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141 en Biographies de chefs d'entreprise
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Therefore, don't continue reading this review if you were like me - just go ahead and read the first couple of pages and you'll get hooked:
I would say this book breaks down into three parts, her upbringing, her marriage and her years as a professional working woman. I loved all three parts.
The first one (her upbringing) was the most entertaining part written with wit, humor and a good amount of self-depreciation. In a refreshing way, she tells of complex family relationships - something I think anyone can relate to. And she does so with respect to each family member, yet openly and candidly and also with a good amount of self-criticism looking back from her 79 years' old vantage point.
The second one tells the story of her own family life and no doubt the very painful downward spiral of her marriage and ensuring tragedy. She does not hold back, but again with full respect of all individuals involved. It was a very very powerful read and no doubt sharing her very intimate story will be helpful to those in similar situations. No money, no privilege can bar you from mental health issues.
The last point was the most interesting read from my professional end-thirties point of view. She tells of her experience as the only woman in a corporate man's world and looks back again with a good amount of introspection. She admits of beliefs she held that no doubt are uncomfortable to admit, and hence it makes for a candid and powerful read. Of her self-doubts, feelings of inadequacy, insecurities - and yet she made it in a marvelous way. It will remind every woman that there is no perfection, and that - yes, you too can climb up the corporate latter, because every leader has their doubts. Nobody is perfect but women often think they should be, especially at the top of a company.
On the downside, the writing of the last third part felt more like a summary of events, less than a story. She tells about watergate, the Pentagon papers and the pressmen's strike, but more descriptive, less psychologically insightful. I also missed parts of the family stories that made the first part of the book so special, but I understand she did so out of respect of people's privacy.
All in all, this was one of the best 'surprise reads'. I did not know what to expect, got hooked within the first three pages, and was well-rewarded.
As for this tome ? 700 pages of name-dropping and inherited privilege and very little else.