Confessions from Correspondentland: The Dangers and Delights of Life as a Foreign Correspondentby Nick Bryant
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.
"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
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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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