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Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Well Done Cooper!!!

I couldn't put this book down. There was many a sleepless night trying to read this book. Anderson Cooper is a fabulous anchor and reporter from CNN and CBS and this book is just another one to add to his many accomplishments. It's well written and you feel either li...
I couldn't put this book down. There was many a sleepless night trying to read this book. Anderson Cooper is a fabulous anchor and reporter from CNN and CBS and this book is just another one to add to his many accomplishments. It's well written and you feel either like you sitting right there like he's telling you his stories or like you're experiencing them with him. It's also a nice open up to his more personal side without going too far. I feel like I know my favorite reporter better and this book makes me love him even more. Good job Anderson!!!

posted by Anonymous on January 17, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Not much there there

Fairly short, 224 relatively small pages with blank pages between the chapters, this book does not amount to much. To disguise the fact that there is so little here, the short passages are presented out of chronological order, as if this were some sort of literature. ...
Fairly short, 224 relatively small pages with blank pages between the chapters, this book does not amount to much. To disguise the fact that there is so little here, the short passages are presented out of chronological order, as if this were some sort of literature. The author's brother's suicide is not discussed once, but is touched on numerous times in short (a page or less) passages. I suppose we are meant to think that it is highly significant, but after a while I began to think 'So what?' Plus, his father died. Pretty much everybody's father dies sooner or later. Big deal. The author of course is a news personality who has been at the scenes of various conflicts and disasters, and so we get little anecdotes about those experiences, few of them interesting.

posted by Anonymous on July 22, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2006

    Not much there there

    Fairly short, 224 relatively small pages with blank pages between the chapters, this book does not amount to much. To disguise the fact that there is so little here, the short passages are presented out of chronological order, as if this were some sort of literature. The author's brother's suicide is not discussed once, but is touched on numerous times in short (a page or less) passages. I suppose we are meant to think that it is highly significant, but after a while I began to think 'So what?' Plus, his father died. Pretty much everybody's father dies sooner or later. Big deal. The author of course is a news personality who has been at the scenes of various conflicts and disasters, and so we get little anecdotes about those experiences, few of them interesting.

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2011

    Waste Of Time Ghost Written Book

    Anderson Cooper revealed little about Katrina, or his home life, you do not know by now unless you lived under a rock in 2005.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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