Cover of: Skywriting | Jane Pauley

Skywriting

A Life Out of the Blue

Published by Ballantine Books .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Truth arrives in microscopic increments, and when enough has accumulated--in a moment of recognition, you just know. You know because the truth fits. I was the only member of my family to lack the gene for numbers, but I do need things to add up. Approaching midlife, I became aware of a darkening feeling--was it something heavy on my heart, or was something missing? Grateful as I am for the opportunities I've had, and especially for the people who came into my life as a result, I couldn't ignore this feeling. I had the impulse to begin a conversation with myself, through writing, as if to see if my fingers could get to the bottom of it. It was a Saturday morning eight or ten years ago when I began following this impulse to find the answers to unformed questions. Skywriting is what I call my personal process of discovery."And so begins this beautiful and surprising memoir, in which beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley tells a remarkable story of self-discovery and an extraordinary life, from her childhood in the American heartland to her three decades in television.Encompassing her beginnings at the local Indianapolis station and her bright debut--at age twenty-five on NBC's Today and later on Dateline--Pauley forthrightly delves into the ups and downs of a fantastic career. But there is much more to Jane Pauley than just the famous face on TVs. In this memoir, she reveals herself to be a brilliant woman with singular insights. She explores her roots growing up in Indiana and discusses the resiliency of the American family, and addresses with humor and depth a subject very close to her heart: discovering yourself and redefining your strengths at midlife. Striking, moving, candid, and unique, Skywriting explores firsthand the difficulty and the rewards of self-reinvention.

First Sentence

The room was nice.

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
320
Dimensions
6.8 x 4.1 x 1.2 inches
Weight
2.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8020976M
Internet Archive
skywriting00jane
ISBN 10
0812971531
ISBN 13
9780812971538
Library Thing
72407
Goodreads
793501
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