Transparent

Transparent In this unique memoir Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers behind the scenes of journalism detailing his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television n

  • Title: Transparent
  • Author: Don Lemon
  • ISBN: 9780982702789
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this unique memoir, Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers behind the scenes of journalism, detailing his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television news and inside some of the biggest stories of our times Never one to stop at the surface of the story, Lemon digs deep, exposing his own history with wealth and lack, with fIn this unique memoir, Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers behind the scenes of journalism, detailing his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television news and inside some of the biggest stories of our times Never one to stop at the surface of the story, Lemon digs deep, exposing his own history with wealth and lack, with family secrets and painful revelations and explains how those painful early experiences shaped his ambitions and gave him the tools of empathy and fearlessness that he brings to his work Then Lemon turns the same searing honesty on the news industry itself, taking the reader behind the scenes of September 11, 2001, the DC Snipers, the epidemic of AIDS in Africa, Hurricane Katrina, the election of Barack Obama, and the death of Michael Jackson among other events.With his clear and compelling storytelling and the rich detail of an Emmy winning journalist, Lemon reveals his own painful journey from a little boy who dreamed of broadcasting in segregated Baton Rouge in the early 70s, to his current perch at CNN in a fascinating and compelling look at the world of television news and his own experiences reporting in it.

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    • Barb says:

      I was a little disappointed by the superficiality of this memoir. It's like Don did a news report on himself and focused on just the facts of his life. I was hoping to hear more about his personal feelings and there was some but not a lot of that type of disclosure. He really doesn't give much away. And yes, I have to agree with the critics who say he toots his horn a bit and comes off a little cocky sometimes. I didn't mind, I can see how confident and cocky would be "go to" posturing for someo [...]

    • Daniel Williams says:

      I love this book because it was about a upcoming Journalist who face Racism and discrimination in Louisiana. He went through a lot to get to where he is now. I admire someone who is brave enough to share his story. Kudos to the Anchor/Journalist. I hope one day I have that same determination that he has to report news and interview people.

    • Sharif says:

      Lemon's writing is forgettable, uninspiring and written rather superficially. I gave two stars because, well, I like the author and wish him well.

    • Rod says:

      Concise, and well written memoir. I enjoyed this quick read. A bit of chest pounding, but a good personal story of sucess.

    • Marciel Zeferino says:

      I'm lovin this book, so ''transparent''!

    • Jill Wilson says:

      A very engaging and truly transparent book about the life of a very interesting and talented journalist. A very engaging and truly transparent book about the life of a very interesting and talented journalist. Don Lemon writes with honest candor and eloquence about his journey through life as a young boy growing up in Louisiana to a struggling college student trying to find his niche in life. He continues on in his journey as he figures out important lessons in life that direct him through his c [...]

    • Mary says:

      Great read!Don Lemon's autobiography is filled with honesty and transparency. I really enjoyed reading this book very much. It is very well written and Mr. Lemon shares his life journey with grace, humility, and strength of character.

    • Lauren says:

      Enjoyed this book. Quick read. Finished it in one day. He seems like someone to have a great conversation with!

    • Agent Smith says:

      African American CNN News Journalist, Don Lemon writes an inspiring and poised account of his life growing up in Louisiana and the trials and tribulations he endured as a gay black man in the south. He talks about being sexually molested at a young age and carrying that secret on his heart. He talks about the love of his mother, grandmother, and sisters + his relationship with his father. He talks about attending a predominantly black catholic school then transferring to a multi-ethnic public hi [...]

    • Liz Echavarria says:

      EmpoweringI find Don Lemon very authentic which is appealing and very refreshing to me. While reading his book I found I had many things in common which made it easy to relate to his experiences and struggles. This man is definitely someone to be admired not only because of his handsome good looks but because he has taken it upon himself to rise above racism, bigotry, trauma, and the dreaded "black box" of stereotypes and preconceived notions about African American professionals through hardwork [...]

    • Jessica Pena says:

      FabulousTransparent is insightful, well written and organized, beautifully balanced and opens the mind while touching the heart & soul of the reader. Thank You, Don Lemon, for offering us a wide open window into your world of challenge, success, discovery, joy, pain, transformation, black, white & all the grey in between. You are an inspiration and your journey is a powerful one. It is an honor to know your life story; I always respected you as a journalist and appreciated your honesty a [...]

    • RYCJ says:

      Don Lemon shares highlights of his family and career that are reminiscent of a man who may one day, when he’s settled in his grazing graceful days, might really enlighten us with a deeper reflection of his experiences. Being a journalist, and after reading Transparent, I already see he has a head start.

    • Jonathan says:

      A CNN anchor comes out of the closet in his new memoir but it's not who you'd think.nytimes/2011/05/16/bus-and-jezebel/pride/5802114

    • Theresa Lynch says:

      Honestly, I picked up this book, not because I know who Don Lemon is, but because it was on a book display at one of our libraries. An honest, unvarnished account of his life thus far. A very likeable guy - will definitely follow him now!

    • Kathy says:

      This was a quick read. Interesting life but I expected more.

    • Anita Dawson says:

      It was good to see the path that Don Lemon traveled. I loved his candor and recollections. Thank you Don for sharing your story.

    • Allison Tomasek says:

      This book was amazing. I bought it on my Nook at 12am and read it from beginning to end into the wee hours of the morning. I just couldn't put it down! Amazing.

    • Aggie says:

      A little bit repetitive, but overall a nice memoir by the CNN anchor.

    • yole says:

      candid memoir

    • Johanna says:

      Sort of scatter-brained, kind of like he just wrote exactly what he was thinking. Makes me feel like I know someone famous, though.

    • Betty Beslin says:

      If you aspire to be a journalist then this would be the book for you.

    • Liz says:

      inished with Transparent, by Don Lemon: Inspiring, optimistic, & honest. He is one brave, and awesome journalist who went through great lengths to get to where he is today. I admire him so much!

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