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Lesley Stahl

April 5, 2017      7:00 pm

The New York Times Bestseller now in paperback…


The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting
By legendary “60 Minutes” reporter

Lesley Stahl’s nationally bestselling and groundbreaking investigation of a cultural phenomenon: The New American Grandparenting.

BECOMING GRANDMA was a New York Times bestseller for 8 weeks, and reached #1 in the Boston Globe and San Francisco Chronicle. Cokie Roberts said, “Lesley Stahl brings the keen reporting we know from “60 Minutes” to the story of grandparenting. [She] provides useful information not only for grandparents and the children they cherish, but also for the wider society. This is a wonderfully fun read …” And Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called BECOMING GRANDMA, “An energetic, informative and often touching book… No matter where readers fall in age or experience, this book should top their 2016 reading list of parenting titles,”

At a time when grandparents are more vital—and needed by young parents—more than ever, BECOMING GRANDMA offers a rich perspective on this changing life stage.

“A very personal look at the changing role of grandparents . . . from longtime ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lesley Stahl, who has full-heartedly embraced the job . . . there are some great stories here.”—Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour

“[An] energetic, informative, and often touching book….Stahl includes stories of generational conflict [and] plentiful glimpses of her family’s joys and those of many others…No matter where readers fall in age or experience, this book should top their 2016 reading list of parenting titles.”Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Award-winning broadcast journalist Stahl [investigates] the importance of the role grandparents can play in the lives of their children and grandchildren….Through the medium of her own experiences, the author delivers a wise and witty book. A welcome guide for new grandparents and their children looking to savor the joys and navigate the pitfalls of grandparenting.”Kirkus

LESLEY STAHL is one of America’s most recognized and experienced broadcast journalists.  Her career has been marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting.  She has been a “60 Minutes” correspondent since 1991; the 2015-2016 season marks her twenty-fifth on the broadcast.  Before joining “60 Minutes,” Stahl served as CBS News White House correspondent during the Carter, Reagan, and part of the George H.W. Bush presidencies.  She also hosted “Face the Nation” from 1983 to 1991 and co-anchored “America Tonight” from 1989 to 1990.  She is married to author and screenwriter Aaron Latham.  They have one daughter and two granddaughters.