I Am My Father's Daughter
Living A Life Without SecretsBook - 2006
An Emmy Award-winning news anchorwoman recounts the story of her life and career, from her adolescent job in a southern California sweatshop and break into network television to the astonishing discovery that her father was once a Catholic priest. 20,000 first printing.
From an Emmy Award-winning news anchor comes a fascinating memoir about work, family, and the hidden secrets that ultimately shape our lives.
Five nights a week, María Elena Salinas delivers the news to millions of television viewers. But when the newscast is over, she is, like so many other women across the country, a wife and mother who struggles to balance her personal life and her career. When she accidentally discovers that her beloved father was at one time a Catholic priest, she is stunned. All that she knew and had based her life upon is suddenly thrown into question. Turning her investigative eye on herself for the first time, she begins a long, arduous journey for answers.
In I Am My Father's Daughter, María Elena tells the amazing story of her journey to the top amid her struggle to come to terms with family secrets. From her childhood in a poverty-stricken Los Angeles neighborhood and her adolescent years spent working in a southern California sweatshop to her astonishing break into network television and her coverage of some of the world's major events and disasters, María Elena delivers the story of her life behind the camera, and that of her deceased father, in the same warm and straightforward tone that has become her on-air trademark.