Now re-issued with an appreciation by Henry Kissinger, this is the late Katharine Graham s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography.
Katharine Graham's father was a multi-millionaire who left private business and government service to buy and restore the down-and-out Washington Post.
Her husband Phil Graham was a brilliant and charismatic man whose plunge into manic depression and eventual suicide is recounted movingly and charitably in this book. Above all, Katharine Graham tells her own story - the contradictions of her privileged yet lonely childhood; the tragic drama of her marriage - and the challenges of her new life as the head of a great newspaper company.
An extraordinarily frank, honest and generous book by one of America's most famous and admired women, owner of one of its greatest newspapers, the Washington Post
. This is more than the mere life story of a successful woman. It deals with power and politics at the centre, and the relationship between the White House and the press, notably over Watergate.
This is a stunning book * Sunday Telegraph *
An autobiographical masterpiece, adroitly combining the public and personal spheres. Frank, sensitive and bubbling with humour, it is a fascinating account by an impressive person * The Economist *
A well-written, fascinating, moving and, in its social and historical context, important book -- Sarah Bradford * Daily Telegraph *