Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mark Whitaker's 6 favorite memoirs

Mark Whitaker is Executive Vice President and Managing Editor of CNN Worldwide, in charge of directing reporting and editorial content for America's largest global television network. He was previously the Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News and a reporter and editor at Newsweek, where he rose to become the first African-American leader of a national newsweekly.

His new book is My Long Trip Home: A Family Memoir.

One of his six favorite memoirs, as told to The Week magazine:
Personal History by Katharine Graham

After a career as a boss of journalists (including me), Mrs. Graham outdid us all when she investigated her own past. With brutal honesty, she tells how she overcame parental neglect, her husband's suicide, and her own insecurities to become one of the greatest publishers of the 20th century.
Read about another book on Whitaker's list.

Personal History is one of Cathie Black's five best books for how to succeed in business.

--Marshal Zeringue