Category Archives: Memoir

Breaking Newsby Martin Fletcher

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Fletcher’s intense tales read more like a thriller than a memoir.”
— Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)

“For decades Martin Fletcher has been the gold standard of television war correspondents, and his new book is a real-life, cross-continent adventure story. It’s a great and moving read.”
— Anderson Cooper

“A stunning and memorable account of reporting from some of the most dangerous places in the world.”
— Tom Brokaw

A page-turner and a marvelous read.”
— Connie Chung

“A sobering but unforgettable account. An eye-opening, deeply felt memoir.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A journalistic tour de force.”
— Library Journal


I Believe in ZEROLearning From the World’s Childrenby Caryl M. Stern

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“Caryl Stern offers a poignant and personal account from the front lines of her work to protect the most vulnerable children in the world today. She does so with empathy, humility, and a sense of profound optimism that leaves the reader believing – like her – in the equity platform of UNICEF and the audacious goal of ZERO hunger, poverty and disease.”
—Timothy P. Shriver, PhD; Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics Inc.

“This book is not only heartwarming but inspirational. My hope is that you will read it and join in UNICEF’s ‘I believe in ZERO’ campaign. Our children need us.”
—Heidi Klum

“Traveling with UNICEF changed my life, and like Caryl Stern, the lessons I’ve learned from the world’s children have filled me with awe and wonder. In her new book, Caryl brings those lessons home for us all, with a mother’s eye, and a humanitarian’s heart.”
—Alyssa Milano, UNICEF Ambassador


A Chance in the WorldAn Orphan Boy, a Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Homeby Steve Pemberton

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“Pages into this beautifully written story of Steve’s early years, my heart began to sing. I was profoundly moved by his amazing ability, despite his circumstances, to understand and forgive; redeem and reconcile; see possibilities not dead-ends; and begin a-new. Steve’s triumph is a lesson for all of us.”
— Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Ph.D – President Emerita, Spelman College and Bennett College for Women

A Chance in the World is a must read. Steve Pemberton’s beautifully told story is a rags to riches journey – beginning in a place and with a jarring set of experiences that could have destroyed his life. But Steve’s refusal to give in to those forces, and his resolve to create a better life, shows a courage and resilience that is an example for many of us to follow. He makes us all proud.”
— Stedman Graham, Author, Educator, Entrepreneur

A Chance in the World is a fantastic book. As a narrative, it tells the story of a boy who found in books the imaginative ability to see a new, different, and better world. As a history, it unearths a painful and abusive past that, against all odds, forged the character of the wonderful man Steve Pemberton has become. But, most important, the book affirms a set of values central to all of humanity – love, hope, faith, and perseverance. A Chance in the World reminds us of a universal truth: the human spirit is enduring.”
— Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., Edward R. Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law Harvard Law School


Walking IsraelA Personal Search for the Soul of a Nationby Martin Fletcher

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“Extraordinary…nothing else like it. There is no better guide. Indispensable for understanding Israel.”
— Brian Williams, NBC News

“Martin Fletcher is more than the consummate journalist. He is a master storyteller. In Walking Israel he gives us a special gift – a real sense of himself and his passion for the land and the people who are much more than the sum of their conflicts. This book offers a sense of place about a country so many around the world love.”
— David Gregory, Moderator, “Meet the Press”

“The kaleidoscope of perspectives allows readers to glimpse an Israel too complex to reduce to the familiar script of interethnic strife…A much-needed corrective to media stereotypes.”
— Booklist

Spectacular and unique.”
— The Jewish Herald Voice


The Broken and the WholeDiscovering Joy after Heartbreakby Charles Sherman

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Deeply moving, extraordinarily thought-provoking, and entirely humane.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“This is truly an unforgettable and amazing story–heart wrenching, inspiring, and ultimately reassuring. There’s no denying the searing pain of heartbreak, but also no denying the strength of the human spirit to carry on. I can’t imagine a person that this wonderful book won’t touch. I loved reading every page.”
— Wolf Blitzer, CNN anchor

“The reader will come away with admiration for the courage of a young boy and for the boundless dedication of his devoted family. A deeply moving book.”
— Harold S. Kushner, author

“A work redolent with the wisdom and the joy wrung from pain. Eyal and his family deepen our understanding of what it means to love.”
— Rabbi David Wolpe Sinai Temple, Los Angeles and author