Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue

Skywriting: A Life Out of the BlueTruth Arrives In Microscopic Increments, And When Enough Has Accumulated In A Moment Of Recognition, You Just Know You Know Because The Truth Fits I Was The Only Member Of My Family To Lack The Gene For Numbers, But I Do Need Things To Add Up Approaching Midlife, I Became Aware Of A Darkening Feeling Was It Something Heavy On My Heart, Or Was Something Missing Grateful As I Am For The Opportunities I Ve Had, And Especially For The People Who Came Into My Life As A Result, I Couldn T Ignore This Feeling I Had The Impulse To Begin A Conversation With Myself, Through Writing, As If To See If My Fingers Could Get To The Bottom Of It It Was A Saturday Morning Eight Or Ten Years Ago When I Began Following This Impulse To Find The Answers To Unformed Questions Skywriting Is What I Call My Personal Process Of Discovery And So Begins This Beautiful And Surprising Memoir, In Which Beloved Broadcast Journalist Jane Pauley Tells A Remarkable Story Of Self Discovery And An Extraordinary Life, From Her Childhood In The American Heartland To Her Three Decades In Television.Encompassing Her Beginnings At The Local Indianapolis Station And Her Bright Debut At Age Twenty Five On NBC S Today And Later On Dateline Pauley Forthrightly Delves Into The Ups And Downs Of A Fantastic Career But There Is Much To Jane Pauley Than Just The Famous Face On TVs In This Memoir, She Reveals Herself To Be A Brilliant Woman With Singular Insights She Explores Her Roots Growing Up In Indiana And Discusses The Resiliency Of The American Family, And Addresses With Humor And Depth A Subject Very Close To Her Heart Discovering Yourself And Redefining Your Strengths At Midlife Striking, Moving, Candid, And Unique, Skywriting Explores Firsthand The Difficulty And The Rewards Of Self Reinvention. I wanted to like this book than I did Jane seems like a lovely person Her life seems pretty charmed from the outside I was expecting detail around her mental illness and how she s working through it Alas it was of a memoir a kind of boring memoir from a pretty girl I really wanted to like it In this autobiographical exploration, Jane Pauley, the network news and features commentator, records her memories of the years she spent climbing the ladder to the heights of daily TV She explores her own psychological problems, as well, including her psychological breakdown and diagnosed bipolar disorder, speculating about the effects of her experiences her family, childhood, teen years, and career The narrative is unassuming, and that presents the problem Her life, a life meeting and interviewing and writing about premier contemporary leaders, both political and cult
Having suffered from severe, suicidal depression myself, I found great resonance in jane s experiences her ability to view things with a writers detachment while still clearly conveying the impact on her life made this a very compelling read and should help othe
Loved this very honest account of her life and finally realizing she was bipolar I totally appreciate the fact this book debunks alot of myths about what living with that diagnosis means. I was kind of disappointedshe seemed to allude to a revelation about her family that never really happened It was ok. Well, it s helpful to know that one of America s most normal appearing television sweethearts suffers from BPD The beginning of the book starts off with her diagnosis, and what happened during the course of her treatment for hives, and how a course of steroids put her into a full blown mania, buying houses for people, writing a book, etc. The rest of the novel is an informal recollection of childhood events, but without any seeming cohesion to them When she says that she is not known for being the best writer, she speaks the truth as it shows in her memoir I read this book in one sitting on a plane to Florida, and was really unimpressed with the style, and the story was a bit lackluster Perhaps with an assistant, she could have put together a better, cohesive story Not re
The story was good but just wasn t what I thought This about the life of Jane Pauley from her childhood thru her adult life She tells how it was growing up in her family She also tells how she got into her career in television She also gets us into her li
This was a confusing book Surprisingly, I found it poorly written But her life is just interesting enough to make me want to keep reading She says she feels that life came to her out of the blue and this account certainly makes it seem that wa
This has been sitting on my shelf since 004 when publishd.Very interesting persaon account of bipolar disorder and Jane Pauley s career.Mental illnes interests me if it doesn t you, don t bother. A lady we see so many time on TV , she can write beautifully too.a personal view of her private life.a memoir about growing up,a candid story of self discovery ,of one television,s most beloved figure

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  • Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue
  • Jane Pauley
  • 10 September 2019
  • 9780739446515