Author of this memoir was born near Baltimore not far from Washington, DC. He co-authored with Bob Woodward the bestseller ‘All the President’s Men.’ This autobiography starts off with sixteen-year-old Carl Bernstein armed with the suggestion from his father, a local union leader that had encouraged Carl to apply for a reporter’s job. Young Bernstein was off to an interview with the Washington Star newspaper. Outfitted in his brand-new cream-colored corduroy suit with a new green pickle colored tie. None the less he still appeared as a freckle face kid. Presenting works to an editor he wrote for his high school paper; Bernstein was eventually and solely hired based on his 90-word per minute typing skills.
The title of the book, Chasing History: A kid in the newsroom. Memoir by Carl Bernstein bestseller 2022. An event filled timeline from high school up to his hiring by the Washington Post.
Here is the Library of Congress annotation:
“The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of All the President’s Men, reflects on his formative years as a teenage newspaper reporter at the Washington Star and the subsequent trajectory of his career. He discusses covering grisly crimes, political rallies, the civil rights movement, and more.”
All of this in spite of not having a college degree in journalism. So, he was refused advancement by the Washington Star due to no degree. However, later Bernstein was hired on by the Washington Post and as they say, the rest was history. Read it! You just might like it.