A Reporter’s Life

I’ve taken a temporary break from The Lord of the Rings in order to read Walter Cronkite’s autobiography, A Reporter’s Life, which I am tearing through breathlessly.  Last week, I watched endless interviews with Cronkite (they were being replayed on various stations) and I realized how little I knew about him.  I was very impressed with what I had learned and I felt a sudden dire need to read his memoir.  It’s not available on the Kindle (yet) and wasn’t at the library, so I asked Dad (who is visiting) to pick up a copy for me when he went to the bookstore yesterday.

So far, it is a terrific book!  (And useful beyond just enjoyable reading.  It is, to some extent, research for a new writing project.)

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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.