Hattie Kauffman has interviewed presidents, Oscar winners, astronauts, and Olympians. She's covered wildfires and murder trials and delved into personal interest stories. But while she uncovered the stories behind big personalities and events, her own story remained untold.
In this beautifully written memoir, you'll get an inside look into the events that shaped this remarkable woman who thought she'd left the ghosts of childhood behind her. But when her world came crashing down one autumn day, she was forced to face all that she had been running from. What she learned about herself surprised her.
She was never alone in her flight and, indeed, had never needed to run in the first place.
"I had always watched Hattie Kauffman on television and admired her work. She's determined, focused, and a gifted reporter and storyteller. Now I know where she gets it from. Hattie's story of how she 'made it' is the quintessential American success story, only Hattie's childhood was so impoverished she couldn't afford the bootstraps to pull herself up with. I read, stunned by the challenges she has faced, impressed with her ability to overcome them, and grateful for the lessons she has shared. I think you will be too."
Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition and New York Times bestselling author
"Hattie Kaufman has a gift. She has always known how to get to the heart of every story. Now she shares what's in her own heart. And that's the best story yet."
Harry Smith, veteran television journalist, CBS/NBC
"Falling Into Place is a compelling story of life--every dimension of life--well told. From agony to deliverance, from a shattered heart to faith, Hattie's story will resonate at some level with everyone. Read this book. It will nourish your soul."
Larry W. Poland, PhD, chairman and CEO of Mastermedia International