Step Out on Nothing
- How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life's Challenges
- Narrated by: Byron Pitts
- Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-29-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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For a kid from inner-city Baltimore, it was a recipe for failure. Pitts turned struggle into strength and overcame both of his impediments. Along the way, a few key people "stepped out on nothing" to make a difference for him - from his mother, who worked tirelessly to raise her kids right and delivered ample amounts of tough love, to his college roommate, who helped Byron practice his vocabulary and speech. Pitts even learned from those who didn't believe in him, like the college professor who labeled him a failure and told him to drop out of college. Through it all, he persevered, following his steadfast passion.
After 15 years in local television, he landed a job as a correspondent for CBS News in 1998, and went on to become an Emmy Award - winning journalist and a contributing correspondent for 60 Minutes. Not bad for a kid who couldn't read. From a challenged youth to a reporting career that has covered 9/11 and Iraq, Pitts's triumphant and uplifting story will resonate with anyone who has felt like giving up in the face of seemingly insurmountable hardships.
This book will move you, inspire you, and make you look at your own difficulties in a whole new light." (Anderson Cooper)
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By Rosemary Treadway on 06-26-17
Amazing inspirational book!!
This book is an encouragement and inspiration for all in life!! Mr. Pitts does an awesome job demonstrating how personal struggles are the stepping stones to where you want to be in life!! This book will cause you to laugh and cry!! Thank you Mr. Pitts for sharing your story.