Finding My Voice

  • by Diane Rehm
  • Narrated by Diane Rehm
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Diane Rehm has hosted a show on WAMU in Washington, D.C. since 1979. Newsweek calls "The Diane Rehm Show" one of the most interesting talk programs in the country. In Finding My Voice, this nationally acclaimed public radio personality shares the fascinating story of her life.
Diane grows up with rigid Christian Arab parents who give her little self confidence. Her father is distant, and her mother has a violent temper. Diane’s first husband is as inaccessible as her father, and her life as a housewife is disappointing. But when she begins working at WAMU, she embarks on a path of self-discovery and transformation. Behind the microphone, Diane finds her true avocation. In addition to her successes, in the final section of this book she recounts her frightening battle with a neurological disorder that has demanded all her courage and resourcefulness to overcome.
Finding My Voice is more than the biography of a remarkable woman. It also traces the rise of public radio and its role in the nation’s capital. Hearing the author read makes it even more captivating.

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Love Diane Rehm

If you could sum up Finding My Voice in three words, what would they be?

Honest, Insightful, Moving


What did you like best about this story?

I often listen to Diane Rehm on NPR, but did not know much about her personal life until I listened to her autobiography. She was so honest and open. I wanted to cheer as I listened.


What about Diane Rehm’s performance did you like?

I love her voice and her sensibility.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Diane's Dream -- the triumphs and struggles of a pre-eminent radio journalist


Any additional comments?

If you like Diane Rehm, you have to listen to this. Tune into her national radio program weekdays on NPR.

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- Deborah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-20-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books