In Learning from Legends

It’s the third of month of our Legends Book Club here on Beyond the Gray. If you’re new, the Legends Book Club is a virtual book club designed to explore the lives of “legends” (from athletes and artists, to businesspeople, politicians, scientists and more). Our goal is to understand how these extraordinary people reached their dreams (and all of the challenges, fears and roadblocks they faced along the way) so we can learn from their experiences as we follow our own dreams.

In January, we read Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi followed by Anderson Cooper’s memoir, Dispatches from the Edge in February. Today I’m excited to announce March’s book:

Audition: A Memoir by Barbara Walters

Target reading pace: ~20 pages per day




Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: “I want to be you.” My stock reply is always: “Then you have to take the whole package.”

And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that “whole package,” in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life.

Haven’t participated in our book club before? Here’s how it works: At the beginning of each month I’ll announce the book we’ll be reading and the target pace. You can read along with me or simply tune in for the discussions. Throughout the month, I’ll be posting questions and topics for everyone to discuss. You can join in the conversation by posting your remarks in the comments section.

Got a reading suggestion for the Legends Book club? Feel free to e-mail it to me at Erika (dot) Liodice (at sign) hotmail (dot) com.



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