The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss by Anderson CooperA touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives.
Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.
Both a son’s love letter to his mother and an unconventional mom’s life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories, including their tragedies and triumphs. In these often humorous and moving exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. In their words their distinctive personalities shine through—Anderson’s journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism.
An appealing memoir with inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child, and a thoughtful reflection on life, reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared, no matter our age.
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That may be difficult, given that he's the Poster Boy Anchor and Future of Broadcast Journalism, so perhaps merely containing him would be a start. This much is certain: CNN, looking to exploit the post-Katrina face of caring, personal, passionate, youthful, hip, modern and really good looking journalism, has now further marginalized Aaron Brown and nearly ruined Brown's show, "News-Night," by throwing Cooper into the mix. This isn't really Cooper's fault. Even before he turned Katrina coverage into his own personal mission, he was quickly becoming the It anchor. Speaking truth to power and, at times, crying in the face of heartbreaking human suffering only endeared him to viewers and sped his arrival. Worse, it appears that Cooper hasn't exactly tamped down the rising tide of Anderson mania at CNN and, in the moments he's paired with Brown, it all seems a bit me-centric. It's also cringe worthy, an upper-management tactic that has lessened "NewsNight" even more from the first ill-advised rejiggering of content, when it took Brown's folksy-if-eccentric take on the news of the day and turned it into a kind of hybrid magazine show.
From an early age, Cooper was exposed to his mother's glamorous lifestyle and social circle, meeting the likes of Truman Capote , among others. However, in , Cooper's father died during open-heart surgery, a tragedy that would influence the way Cooper lived his life. Tragedy struck his family again a decade later, when his brother, Carter, committed suicide by jumping to his death from the 14th-floor window of their mother's New York City apartment. As his father's death had, Carter's suicide fueled Cooper's drive, and he would later connect the event with his career as a news correspondent: "I became interested in questions of survival: why some people survive and others don't. Covering wars just seemed logical. By the early s, Cooper was enrolled at the Dalton School, an exclusive, private Manhattan institution. During this time, Cooper also interned with the CIA, a fact that would make headlines some 20 years later.
Anderson Hays Cooper born June 3,  is an American journalist, television personality, and author. In addition, he is a correspondent for 60 Minutes. From September to May , he also served as host of his own eponymous syndicated daytime talk show, Anderson Live. Cooper was born in Manhattan , New York City , the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, fashion designer , writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt , and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather was business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt , who founded the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. Sherman on his march through Georgia.
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Anderson Cooper was born to wealth and fame, but his life has been anything but easy. He has faced tragic deaths in his family, career setbacks, and was forced to make his personal life public. Despite all the hardship, he is not only an amazing journalist but also an amazing person. He is one of few broadcast journalists who truly cares about the causes they report on, and improving the world. Read on to find out the real story of his life and how he overcame adversary to change the world. Anderson Hays Cooper was born to a unique life of wealth and status. His father is Wyatt Emory Cooper artist, fashion designer, writer and his mother is heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, a decedent of Cornelius Vanderbilt who founded the very successful shipping and railroad company.
Education: Earned degree in political science and international relations from Yale University, Began at Channel One as a fact-checker c. Anderson Cooper hosts Anderson Cooper , an hour-long newscast on Cable News Network CNN that quickly accrued an audience for its intelligent, sometimes bemused take on the day's top stories. I think people get it. They get how news is put together. Cooper possesses a rather impressive pedigree for a television journalist.
He made a name for himself telling the astonishing stories of others. This anchor did his time in the trenches before making it big, even overcoming an exotic disease along the way. Read on to for the story of one of the greatest storytellers on television. Born in Manhattan in , Anderson Cooper came from a well-off family from the get-go. He is the son of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress to the world famous Vanderbilt fortune.