• Title: The Beholder's Eye: A Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism
  • Author: Walt Harrington
  • ISBN: 9780802142245
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Beholder s Eye A Collection of America s Finest Personal Journalism Great journalists at one time or another have all been characters in their own stories people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported and were touched and changed by the experienc
    Great journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction The Beholder s Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personGreat journalists, at one time or another, have all been characters in their own stories people with personalities that shaped what they saw and reported, and were touched and changed by the experiences about which they wrote and innovators who borrowed the storytelling techniques of fiction The Beholder s Eye showcases the very best of an increasing trend toward personal narrative Mike Sager stalking Marlon Brando in the Tahitian jungle J R Moehringer s quest to discover the true identity of an old boxer Bill Plaschke s story about a woman with cerebral palsy who runs an obscure Los Angeles Dodgers Web site Scott Anderson s story of his lifetime of covering war after war Harrington s own tale of his interracial family s struggle to persevere and many others Written by reporters who were willing to reveal themselves in order to bring readers insights that were deeper than supposedly objective third person stories, their articles are an invaluable resource for aspiring journalists, students, and teachers of the craft of writing, and any reader with an appreciation for masterful storytelling.

    One Reply to “The Beholder's Eye: A Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism”

    1. I would have given this anthology of essays, told in first-person narratives by various journalists, a higher rating, if I had been interested enough to read all of them. My favorites included a story about a war correspondant who was powerfully drawn to combat yet repelled by its consequences, a first-hand account of an underground dog fight, and a narrative of a man who traveled to Tahiti in the pursuit of interviewing Marlon Brando, who eluded the media for many years.

    2. This book does everything right. Excluding Ron Rosenbaum's Keith Olberman inspired GO DEMOCRATS! rant, every piece in this book delivers. Mike Sager's "Last Tango in Tahiti" is hilarious and human. Pete Earley's "Missing Alice" choked me up. Scott Anderson's piece about covering war racked my nerves. This is THE how-to for creative journalism.

    3. I highly recommend this anthology of first person essays. Especially notable are the stories about Mohammed Ali and the one about the two folks with autism who are in love. Really, check out this collection!

    4. This collection has it all- Pit bulls, Ali the boxer, death, war, love. Some essays are more immediately gripping than others, but all are solid.

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