Walters provides a glimpse of Walters’ initial days in the broadcasting industry about the manner in which she coped with a media environment that was not characterized by interviews and TV specials. During this initial phase, she was struggling with the pressures of family and home as her career blossomed with NBC (Walters, 2008). It is interesting to note that what was as yet unknown about Walters is revealed in the book by way of her professional tussles with colleagues, which almost made her quit the profession before she could get a foothold in the industry. .
Barbara Walters initially struggled as a student of literature and grappled as a content writer in a PR agency where she was prepared for her time ahead through the tough training she underwent under William Safire, who was President Nixon’s speechwriter and political and language commentator for the New York Times. She went on to become a TV producer, co-host and the undeniable queen of TV talk shows. Barbara Walters has done everything in having broken the known gender biases and a glass ceiling in the broadcasting industry through her perseverance, finely cultivated social abilities and sharp skills of breaching the on-air reporting environment. For her, every day was an audition.
In her entire memoir, Walters has been very honest and candid in revealing her personal life and her personal struggles to attain happiness. Despite the fact that her father was a very successful showman during the period, her family had to go through a lot of financial impediments. .It is delightful knowing how Barbara Walters gradually made her way into the NBC network, made money and supported her family in all possible ways. There were instances when Walters was required to save her family from legal, emotional and financial destruction.