Leslie Stahl signs in Mission Viejo

After four decades as a reporter, Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state or researching stories at “60 Minutes.” It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected she wanted to “investigate” it—as though it were a news flash. So, she explored how grand-mothering changes a woman’s life, interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, including Tom Brokaw) as well as the proverbial woman next door.

tahl’s career has been marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting.  She has been a “60 Minutes” correspondent since 1991; the 2015-2016 season marked her 25th on the broadcast.  Before joining “60 Minutes,” Stahl served as CBS News White House correspondent during the Carter, Reagan and part of the George H.W. Bush presidencies.  She also hosted “Face the Nation” from 1983 to 1991 and co-anchored “America Tonight” from 1989 to 1990.  

In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship. Her appearance in Mission Viejo comes just before Mother’s Day and is the perfect gift for any mother or grandmother. 

 

For more information about the event, please visit the Mission Viejo Library website.

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Event date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399185823
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Published: Blue Rider Press - April 4th, 2017

fter four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl's most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to "investigate" it--as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman's life, interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, including Tom Brokaw), as well as the proverbial woman next door. 
Along with these personal accounts, Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren; anthropologists about why there are grandmothers, in evolutionary terms; and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers. 
Throughout Becoming Grandma, Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, about how her relationship with her daughter, Taylor, has changed, and about how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron. 
In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl's book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship.


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