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Live with Brookline Booksmith! Katy Tur with Lisa Mullins: Rough Draft

Live with Brookline Booksmith! Katy Tur with Lisa Mullins: Rough Draft

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:00PM ET
Event address: 
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

Live and in person with Brookline Booksmith, at Coolidge Corner Theatre! Author and newscaster Katy Tur discusses her new book Rough Draft, in conversation with Lisa Mullins!

 

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This event is ticketed.

Your ticket includes a signed copy of ROUGH DRAFT and a general admission seat at the event.

 

Rough Draft: A Memoir

From MSNBC anchor and New York Times bestselling author Katy Tur, a shocking and deeply personal memoir about a life spent chasing the news.

“By the time I was two years old, I knew to yell ‘Story! Story!’ at the squawks of my parents’ police scanner. By four, I could hold a microphone and babble my way through a kiddie news report. By the time I was in high school, though, my parents had lost it all. Their marriage. Their careers. Their reputations.”

When a box from her mother showed up on Katy Tur’s doorstep, months into the pandemic and just as she learned she was pregnant with her second child, she didn’t know what to expect. The box contained thousands of hours of video—the work of her pioneering helicopter journalist parents. They grew rich and famous for their aerial coverage of Madonna and Sean Penn’s secret wedding, the Reginald Denny beating in the 1992 Los Angeles riots, and O.J. Simpson’s notorious run in the white Bronco. To Tur, these family videos were an inheritance of sorts, and a reminder of who she was before her own breakout success as a reporter.

In Rough Draft, Tur writes about her eccentric and volatile California childhood, punctuated by forest fires, earthquakes, and police chases—all seen from a thousand feet in the air. She recounts her complicated relationship with a father who was magnetic, ambitious, and, at times, frightening. And she charts her own survival from local reporter to globe-trotting foreign correspondent, running from her past. Tur also opens up for the first time about her struggles with burnout and impostor syndrome, her stumbles in the anchor chair, and her relationship with CBS Mornings anchor Tony Dokoupil (who quite possibly had a crazier childhood than she did).

Intimate and captivating, Rough Draft explores the gift and curse of family legacy, examines the roles and responsibilities of the news, and asks the question: To what extent do we each get to write our own story?

Author Katy Tur is the anchor of MSNBC’s Katy Tur Reports at 2pm ET, and the author of the New York Times bestseller Unbelievable. Tur is the recipient of a 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. She lives in New York City with her family.

Moderator Lisa Mullins is the voice of WBUR’s All Things Considered. She anchors the program, conducts interviews, and reports from the field. Mullins is also guest anchor of the WBUR and NPR midday show Here & Now. She has been the chief anchor of daily international news program The World, and has been the recipient of a Gracie Award and the Clarion Award from Women in Communications, as well as a fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.