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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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1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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.

posted by 6295304 on February 10, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2011

    Blind Bargain

    I bought this book recently after reading some of it from the Library. I was overjoyed to get it for such a low price of $4. Anyway what was not made to my attention through this website is that it was a bargain book. So don't be fooled by the "seemingly" low prices. I definitely was upset because I thought I was getting a good deal and ended up getting screwed...

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2006

    It's easy to see why he appears fearless-seems he's got very little to lose.

    As an admirer of Mr Cooper's work I can't say I finished this quick read with a much deeper understanding of the man nor of the places and stories he's covered if I had only read the Vanity Fair excerpts.He comes off smart and likeable with self deprecating humor at times, but you wonder if he ever lets anyone close or has any real friends, even now. It's not a well filled out narrative when he glosses over events with 'went there and did that, and sometimes thought about my bother's death'. It's reasonable that he turned off emotionally (before he became a journalist) and that helps when you're covering the hot zone stories, but as a book writer you can't turn off to the point you can't convey your own story.I think perhaps more hindsight was needed, or maybe more therapy. Almost sadly he teases us with some great human moments where he let the reader in but they were so few and fleeting that it reads more like a outline for a few chapters of a pending book, not a deep probing memoir of the cause and effect of his losses and career choice. I didn't see the link between Katrina and whatever emotional break though he had (according to the book jacket) about his bother's death. Was it there? Did it happen? Saying all that- I did enjoy the book, but it left me wanting much more. But maybe that's all he's got to give.

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