"What are you?" has followed Sunny Hostin from the beginning of her story, as she grew up half Puerto Rican and half African-American raised by teenage parents in the South Bronx. Escaping poverty and the turbulence of her early life through hard work, a bit of luck and earning academic scholarships to college and law school, Sunny immersed herself in the workings of the criminal justice system. In Washington, D.C., Sunny became a federal prosecutor, soon parlaying her wealth of knowledge of the legal system into a successful career as a legal journalist. Today, an inescapable voice from the top echelons of news and entertainment, Sunny uses her platform to advocate for social justice and give a voice to the marginalized. In her signature no-holds-barred, straight-up style, Sunny opens up and shares her intimate struggles with fertility and personal turmoil, and reflects on the high-stakes cases and stories she worked on as a prosecutor and during her time at CNN, Fox News, ABC and The View.
Sunny Hostin is the Emmy-winning legal journalist and co-host of The View. She is the author of "Summer on the Bluffs," the first book of her upcoming three-book series, as well as her memoir, "I Am These Truths," which will be released in the fall. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Woman, Essence, Newsweek, The New York Post, Latina, and Ebony. A sought-after public speaker, Sunny has delivered a TEDxTalk called "A Possibility Model" and spoken at and moderated panels for the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Corporate Counsel Women of Color, and the National Bar Association, and served as a witness at the Federal Judiciary's Congressional Hearing for the Public's Right of Access to the Courts.
Ronan Farrow is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where his investigative reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the National Magazine Award, and the George Polk Award, among other honors. He previously worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, with his print commentary and reporting appearing in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post. Before his career in journalism, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Farrow has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and one of GQ’s Men of the Year. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and a member of the New York Bar. He received a PhD in political science from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Farrow is also the author of the New York Times bestseller War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence and he hosts The Catch and Kill Podcast, featuring additional reporting and interviews to accompany this book. The podcast has been downloaded over eight million times and is available in fine apps everywhere. He lives in New York.
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