DETAIL: At the age of thirty-five, with virtually no major professional contacts, Kathleen Barnes left her marriage and her job as a small-town reporter to become a free-lance foreign correspondent. Within a year and a half she found herself reporting for ABC from inside one of the world’s most explosive political hot-beds in 1984: the Philippines. What the author discovers about the true nature of the “People’s Power” movement and Corazon Aquino; about violence, corruption, and the potential for peaceful social change; and about herself and her own capacity to withstand untold terrors-becomes in the telling a political expose, a heart-stopping adventure, and a compelling story of a woman’s coming of age. Barnes’s memoir traces the ironic evolution of someone who, after seven years amid poverty, corruption and violence, finds that she cannot return to the complacency of living in freedom and comfort.
N.B. This is the paperback cover, the hardback first edition that’s being offered is out of print.
BIO: Kathleen Barnes worked as a correspondent for ABC News lived in the Philippines for seven years, from 1984 to 1991, an inarguably pivotal time in the country’s history. She quite literally fell in love with the country and its people, so much so that she married Joe Castro, a Filipino who was a key figure in the anti-Marcos movement. They’ll celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in 2014. After an assignment to South Africa, the couple moved to the U.S., where Barnes worked for CNN for several years. She now writes books, most of them about natural health, and has a small book publishing company. Learn more about her 20-plus books and contact her through: http://www.kathleenbarnes.com