Join us for a lively discussion about Carl Bernstein’s NYT bestselling memoir, Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthor of All the President’s Men and pioneer of investigative journalism recalls his beginnings as an audacious teenage newspaper reporter in the nation’s capital.
In 1960, Bernstein was just a sixteen-year-old at considerable risk of failing to graduate high school. Inquisitive, self-taught—and, yes, truant—Bernstein landed a job as a copyboy at the Evening Star, the afternoon paper in Washington.
By 19, he was a reporter there. Bernstein spins a buoyant, frenetic account of educating himself as he chronicles the Kennedy era, the swelling civil rights movement, and a slew of grisly crimes.
Funny and exhilarating, poignant and frank, Chasing History is an extraordinary memoir of life on the cusp of adulthood for a determined young man with a dogged commitment to the truth.