FIRST Chapter: Step Out on Nothing

Today’s Wild Card author is: Byron Pitts and the book: Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges St. Martin’s Press (September 29, 2009) ***Special thanks to Paula Krapf of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BYRON PITTS was named a contributor to 60 Minutes and chief national correspondent for CBS News in Jan. 2009. Pitts was one of CBS News’ lead reporters during the 9/11 attacks and won a national Emmy award for his coverage. As an embedded reporter covering the Iraq War, he was recognized for his work under fire within minutes of the fall of the Saddam statue. Other major stories covered by Pitts include the Chicago train wreck in 1999, for which he received a national Emmy Award, Hurricane Katrina, the war in Afghanistan, the military buildup in Kuwait, the Elian Gonzalez story, the. . .

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