Dorothy Fuldheim grew up in a home so poor that ""we never had fresh bread."" This experience evidently gave her an...

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I LAUGHED, I CRIED, I LOVED: A News Analyst's Love Affair with the World

Dorothy Fuldheim grew up in a home so poor that ""we never had fresh bread."" This experience evidently gave her an appetite, for the world is obviously her oyster and her cup of tea. For twenty years a TV editorialist and interviewer with a program on a Cleveland station, she has interviewed Nixon and Mikoyan, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Alexander Fleming, the Duke of Windsor and the Duke of Dukes, Jack Dempsey. The list of dominant and distinguished persons runs into the hundreds, but that is only a small part of her story here. Most of her book is devoted to various junkets about the world. In Mussolini's Italy she interviewed the leader and stood up to him, but when he banned an uncomplimentary issue of Fortune she flushed it down the Flora Hotel toilets, which promptly went out of commission. In 1934 she was in Hitler's Germany, in 1938 she watched Sir Oswald Mosley's black shirts march down a London street. In Hong Kong she interviewed Marvin Bershon and Adele Rickett immediately after their release from Communist imprisonment and brainwashing (and won the National Overseas Press Club Award), she went to Israel in 1956, to India with Ike in 1959. She has time for personal encounters, and a magnetic way recalling them: a night in Hendaye, on the border of France and Spain during the Civil War is particularly haunting. Miss Fuldheim has a sure storyteller's touch and a way of finding all about everyone; her one woman's world should be of interest to a great many ladies across the land.

Pub Date: May 12, 1966

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Publisher: World

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966