SCOTT PELLEY

TRUTH WORTH TELLING

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An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history by the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent.



Don’t ask the meaning of life.
Life is asking, what’s the meaning of you?

With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.

A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) he’s known for decades. Pelley also offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others.

Above all, Truth Worth Telling offers a collection of inspiring tales that reminds us of the importance of values in uncertain times. For readers who believe that values matter and that truth is worth telling, Pelley writes,
“I have written this book for you.”


PRAISE FOR SCOTT PELLEY

"In an era when journalism and journalists are under attack, [Truth Worth Telling] is a reminder of the power of story to recognize the best in each of us and society."

- Library Journal

"Pelley's tenure has been marked by his intelligent, truth seeking approach to the news."

- Washington Post

“In his debut, Pelley combines memoir, exposition, and exhortation to chronicle his long and honored career.… Piercing tributes to values and those who embody them mixed with crisp, detailed accounts of reporting in highly hazardous locations.”

- Kirkus Reviews

“A monument to journalistic excellence. . . His personal stories about the enduring power of the First Amendment, 60 Minutes, and U.S. Presidential history are priceless. Highly recommended!”

- Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite

“Veteran newsman Pelley focuses on universal human traits as he examines the essential role of journalists to hold a mirror to our better angels and, at times, worst enemies…he is a fervent advocate of the honor and necessity of a free and intrepid press.”

- Booklist

“Pelley’s narratives are a riveting blend of investigative reporting, color commentary, and personal reminiscence; they make a convincing case for why journalism still matters.”

- Publishers Weekly starred review

A REPORTER'S JOURNEY

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MAY 28

Fort Collins, CO

Old Firehouse Books At Colorado State University

7:00 PM

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MAY 29

Dallas, TX

Interabang Books

7:00 PM

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MAY 30

San Francisco, CA

The Commonwealth Club

6:30 PM

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JUN 03

Chicago, IL

The Union League Club

11:30 AM

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JUN 03

Chicago, IL

Anderson's Bookshop

7:00 PM

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JUN 04

Raleigh-Durham, NC

The Country Bookshop

6:00 PM

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JUN 05

Santa Rosa, CA

ALL THINGS BOOK

7:00 PM

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JUN 06

San Diego, CA

Warwick's At University Of San Diego

7:00 PM

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scott Pelley has been a reporter and photographer more than forty-five years. He is best known for his 20 years (and counting) on the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News (2011-2017). Pelley's work has been recognized with three duPont-Columbia Awards, three Peabody Awards, and thirty-seven national Emmy Awards bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the fifty-one-year history of 60 Minutes.

Pelley has been married to the love of his life for thirty-five years. They have two children.

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