In this book Deaglán de Bréadún chronicles the highlights of his career as a journalist. He worked with The Irish Times and later with The Irish Sun. Well-known figures featured in de Bréadún's memoir include Yasser Arafat, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Charles J. Haughey, Ian Paisley and Brian Cowen.
With his trademark straightforward style and critical eye, de Bréadún writes with honesty about both the challenge and the adventure of life as a journalist. This book has widespread appeal. Young journalists and communications students will learn much about the craft, determination and the professionalism of journalism as well as much about Ireland, international current affairs during the last 30 to 40 years, many things which have far-reaching effects.