Rather Outspoken by Dan Rather


7 Critic Reviews

That ego got in the way of everything else for me.


This memoir by Dan Rather is told in a straightforward and conversational voice, and covers all the important moments of his journalistic career, including a frank accounting of his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, new insights on the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan" as well as inside stories about all the U.S. Presidents he covered and all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his distinguished career.

The book will also include Dan's thoughts on the state of journalism today and what he sees for its future, as well as never-before-revealed personal observations and commentary.

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Dan Rather is an award winning journalist who anchored CBS Evening News for decades. He is one of America's most decorated news journalists of all time.
Published May 1, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 312 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 3


Apr 01 2012

An engaging grab-bag: part folksy homage to roots, part exposé of institutional wrongdoing and part manifesto for a truly free press.

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Publishers Weekly

Apr 16 2012

With his usual conversational writing style, he maintains a personal connection with his readers in this riveting and revelatory autobiography that can also serve as a valuable textbook for anyone studying journalism.

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Reviewed by Ilene Cooper

By turns an absorbing biography and a thought-provoking cautionary tale.

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San Francisco Chronicle

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Reviewed by Kevin Canfield on May 27 2012

Rather wrote his book to set the facts in order, but it unwittingly suggests that on this matter its author might not be the best spokesman for himself.

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Seattle PI

Reviewed by Rhetta Akamatsu on Aug 07 2012

Rather Outspoken is a riveting memoir and a concise and thoughtful commentary on the state of American network news then and now.

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Reviewed by Ryan on Jun 29 2012

That ego got in the way of everything else for me.

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Reviewed by Diane on Jun 22 2012

He is a somewhat polarizing person with a big ego, and those who do not like Rather will probably not have their minds changed by this book...

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