Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. (Unabridged)
by Ginger Zee
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Before becoming America's first-ever female network chief meteorologist or appearing on Dancing with the Stars, ABC News's Ginger Zee checked herself into a mental health hospital. Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One. is Ginger's heartbreaking, hilarious, and harshly honest life story - from Dickhead's (you won't soon forget that name) deck on Lake Michigan to her storm-chasing dream at ABC News. Ginger opens up about her lifelong battle with crippling depression, her romances that ranged from misguided to dangerous, and her tumultuous professional path. This cyclone of stories may sound familiar to some - it's just that Ginger's personal tempests happened while she was covering some of the most devastating storms in recent history, including a ferocious tornado that killed a legend in the meteorology field. She also canceled her first wedding - twice - because she finally listened to her inner voice, which was saying, This isn't right, but then she happened to fall in love with her gay best friend. Yes, twice. Yes, gay. On the sunny side, this book is for all the mistake makers who have learned to forgive others and themselves - even in the aftermath of man-made, or in this case Ginger-made, disasters. It's a story that every young woman should read, a story about finding love in the world and finding it in yourself. Beloved by Good Morning America's audience, Ginger is a daily presence for millions. She's gained fame for her social media presence, which is as unfiltered as Natural Disaster - from baby barf to doggy doo-doo. She's shattered the glass ceiling for women in meteorology but admits here first she's the one natural disaster she couldn't have forecast.
I have been watching Ginger on ABC for years. This book lifted the curtain on her life and was informative. I also found it very inspirational and feel that everyone has a little natural disaster in them.
I worked in TV for 22 years and I can totally relate to Ginger's desire and motiavation to working in TV. It's the adrenaline junkie thing and it's so fun to see why it pushed her onwards to the top for 10 years. It's beyond fun and intellectual stimulation. She's an amazing person and I'm motivatied by her story. I'm forwarding this book to my daughter who is in media and is affected by depression. So relevant and so personal. I love this book and is now one of my favorites.