We’re joined on the Starline by an award winning journalist with Polk, Emmy, Peabody, OPCA and DuPont awards in her collection of accolades. Her memoir “No Ordinary Assignment” is now out. We welcome author Jane Ferguson.
Jane, let’s go Beyond the Mic. This book came out of many choices you led early in your life. Some of them painful, some triumphant. What was one key moment that may have not made it in your book, but through the butterfly effect may have had a deeper impact after you finished writing the entire book?
You don’t chase the traditional story. Your story in itself isn’t traditional. Why is the story, everyone else isn’t telling, the best one?
The Rockin’ 8:
It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.
1. Best memory from your time on the sailing team at the University of York? Throwing parties
2. Favorite food from your travels from around the world?
3. Best place on the Princeton University campus?
4. One thing about your husband Charley that drives you crazy? Insists doing the dishes
5. What position did you play in field hockey?
6. One thing you search for at a farmers market? Grass fed beef
7. Favorite moment from your time at Lawrenceville?
8. One place you need to visit that you haven’t before?
The Back Half:
Looking back on your amazing career, do you think any other hillbilly would have survived the experiences you have?
One Big Question:
Jane, you have seen many things in the world, some good, and some bad. What’s the one nightmare you can’t get rid of from your travels abroad?
You wrote “Fortune Favors the Brave” on a piece of paper and taped it above your desk. What is the phrase you would tape above your desk now?
You had a moment, like many people have of ‘what the hell am I doing?’ How has your wanderlust helped you find what you need and keep you moving forward?
Why should people read “No Ordinary Assignment”?
Her husband has to do the dishes, loves grass fed beef and she wants you to read her memoir “No Ordinary Assignment”. War correspondent and author Jane Ferguson thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
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