Take a journey over the last four decades of news, from Hollywood to Washington and around the world, from Andorra to Zimbabwe. Ride the campaign plane with Ronald Reagan; get the inside story of why Congress is such a disaster; and share adventure travel stories from a globetrotting correspondent. Retired CBS news correspondent Bob Fuss has traveled with half a dozen presidents and covered Congress for more than 20 years. In this audiobook he includes travelogues from his adventures around the world.
One unique aspect of his story is that while millions of radio listeners heard his reports every day, none knew he was disabled and has always walked on crutches.
"Absolutely no one could tell Bob Fuss's story better than he does! Fuss was a radio news correspondent from 1974 to 2014. With great enthusiasm, he tells of traveling the world to cover several Papal visits, six presidents, 20 years of Congress, multiple Academy Awards ceremonies, and more. Fuss was also an intrepid pleasure traveler, and in his signature conversational style, he takes listeners with him on those trips as well. One of his greatest achievement he mentions only briefly: He was born with multiple handicaps and used crutches all of his life to walk. Thus, he's not only a treasure trove of fascinating information but also an inspiration. Listeners, prepare for a fast-paced, humorous look at the world through the eyes of a unique and gifted man. S.G.B." (Audiofile)
"Readers in want of adventure need look no further than Fuss's memoir. Petrified shark, the Stalin Peace Prize, the slap of a distrustful, amorous sea lion—40 years of his memories as a national radio correspondent (including more than one kidnapping tale) are distilled into hilarious reads with journalistic punch." (Stanford Magazine)
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Gripping stories from storied reporter
Kidnapped By Nuns is a short novel that recounts the 30 year career of Bob Fuss, a reporter for the API. Bob Fuss interviewed presidents, dicatators, actors, and many we know as famous. The book is organized in chapters for each interview subject, eg presidents. Although the chapters aren't organized in any order, each story-and Bob Fuss' crisp, nonplussed, and modest recounting--is better than the next.
No character, but Bob Fuss' stories on the presidents is what sticks in my mind the most. It really exemplifies the journalist's immense talent and objectivity, and I learned a few things.
I listened to this book in one sitting, will listen to it again for its historical context, and highly recommend it to anyone who loves american history.
The only reason I gave Kidnapped By Nuns 4 stars was for its title. The namesake story was Bob Fuss' most disingenuous story, and not even a story at that. I think the book would be serviced better with a different title. How about "Reagan's not all Bad" ?
Fascinating memoirs. Definitely worth listening to