Confessions from Correspondentland: The Dangers and Delights of Life as a Foreign Correspondent

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Since making his journalistic debut breaking into Piers Morgan?s office, BBC foreign correspondent Nick Bryant has rattled Donald Rumsfeld, had tea with President Karzai, slept through 9/11, and gotten a free lunch out of the Tamil Tigers. Now casting a sideways glance at his own profession, Nick reveals the day-to-day realities of ?Correspondentland? ? its glamour, its quirks, and its sometimes unsavoury practices. Learn how to evade a shoot-to-kill curfew, the media?s ?rulebook? for natural disasters, and when...
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Overview


Since making his journalistic debut breaking into Piers Morgan’s office, BBC foreign correspondent Nick Bryant has rattled Donald Rumsfeld, had tea with President Karzai, slept through 9/11, and gotten a free lunch out of the Tamil Tigers. Now casting a sideways glance at his own profession, Nick reveals the day-to-day realities of ‘Correspondentland’ — its glamour, its quirks, and its sometimes unsavoury practices. Learn how to evade a shoot-to-kill curfew, the media’s ‘rulebook’ for natural disasters, and when fireproof underwear is an absolute essential.

Nick Bryant is currently New York correspondent for the BBC and was formerly the BBC's Washington correspondent. He provides a window onto American politics that no insider can. From how Bush saves seats for his favorite reporters to how Clinton responds to questions about that little blue dress, Bryant discovers the dangers and delights of seeing the world through this unique and often strange perspective.

Part memoir, part travelogue, part exposé, this is an unmissable insight into the world of modern reporting, and an intimate portrait of the countries Nick has come to know.

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Publishers Weekly
With wit and wisdom, BBC correspondent Bryant shares experiences at the network over the past decade and a half. In this insightful volume, he recalls personal endeavors—whether as "a suits correspondent" in Washington, D.C., or among a "fraternity of boots" in Afghanistan and Pakistan—while commenting on the evolving nature of the news industry. Following the death of Princess Diana, for example, Bryant noticed "the first full flowering" of "the couchification or the Oprafication of news." Journalists were no longer asked to simply report the facts, they also had to take "the pulse of the public" and "(feel) their pain." Referencing the Clinton and Bush administrations, Bryant combines a unique outsider's perspective with impressive insider knowledge, describing with detached amusement the ways in which he and White House press corps colleagues approached the Monica Lewinsky scandal, labeling the 453-page Starr Report "the world's most extensively researched and expensively produced work of pornography." He tackles the Bush-Gore election debacle as well as the September 11th attacks with similar aplomb. Bryant demonstrates commendable restraint in autobiographical oversharing, and he captures the right tone and mood of some of the biggest news stories of our time. (July)
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"With wit and wisdom, BBC correspondent Bryant shares experiences at the network over the past decade and a half. Bryant demonstrates commendable restraint in autobiographical oversharing, and he captures the right tone and mood of some of the biggest news stories of our time." - Publishers Weekly

"Bryant is a genuine rarity: a Brit who understands America." Boston Globe

“Bryant is good.” – Christopher Hitchens

“Nick uses words like a musician uses notes… He was my inspiration when I was first trying to break into foreign correspondent reporting.” Alex Crawford – Sky News Special Correspondent

“Nick Bryant is everything a foreign correspondent should be: fair-minded, humane, witty, and warm.” Justin Webb – Former North America Editor for the BBC

“Joyous and wise. A lovely read.” James Naughtie, BBC Radio's Today programme

“Refreshingly free of the macho stuff… Sharp” Spectator

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851689330
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 7/30/2013
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 813,120
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 7.66 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author


Nick Bryant is New York correspondent for the BBC, and formerly correspondent for Washington, Sydney, and South Asia. He has filed from diverse places including the White House, the Kremlin, and Guantanamo Bay. He maintains a popular blog on the BBC News website.

He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Times, and The Independent. Bryant studied history at Cambridge and has a doctorate in American politics from Oxford.

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