The Pulitzer-winning journalist who uncovered the My Lai
massacre made his bones on Chicago's hardscrabble streets, not far from where
his father had a dry-cleaning store. In this swashbuckling memoir, Hersh, now
81, recalls his epic career, including historic scoops during the civil rights
era and Watergate. The early piece of reporting advice that started him on his
way? "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."
— Leigh Haber