Lisa Ling books

Lisa Ling

Lisa J. Ling is an American journalist, television personality, and author. She is currently the host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. Previously, she was a reporter on Channel One News, a co-host on the ABC daytime talk show The View (1999–2002), the host of National Geographic Explorer (2003–2010), and a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Ling later hosted Our America with Lisa Ling on the Oprah Winfrey Network from 2011 to 2014.


One of the most beautifully written books I’ve ever read.
This meticulously account is told from both the Hutu and Tutsi perspectives and is impressively comprehensive. It is so well told, in fact, that I felt like I was there experiencing the horror with my own eyes.
Genghis Khan was a great democratizer. His Mongol Empire conquered more territory in 25 years than the Romans did in 200.
Combines historical reality and mythical fiction to deliver a magnificent and magical account of India’s transition to independence and partition.
A journalistic account of ten notable Colombians kidnapped by Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Drug Cartel.
As a child of humble means, this book allowed me to believe that I could go anywhere and do anything.
This simple little book contains hugely profound meaning.
The story of the young girl who was photographed running naked in horror after her village was napalmed during the war, and who came to symbolize for the world its utter disaster and devastating toll.
It is the story of four Chinese American women in San Francisco and how their mothers’ struggles in the Chinese homeland made them who they were. It is a highly emotional and exceptionally beautiful story.
I credit this book with propelling me to dig deeper, and to not always believe the narrative.