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Somewhere Inside

Lisa and Laura Ling

Memoir/Current Affair

On Sale Date: 5/18/10
Print Run: 200,000
Format: Hardcover
352 pgs.
Price: $26.99
ISBN 13: 9780062000675
Other Formats
LP 9780061987540
Ebook 9780061987878

NEWS FLASH! — The authors will be on Oprah. The show has been taped and is currently scheduled for May 17th or 18th (we will confirm closer to the air date). ALSO, Lisa and Laura are scheduled for a live appearance on the Today Show on May 19th as well as CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, for the full hour.

On March 17, 2009, American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were apprehended by North Korean soldiers, charged with trespassing and “hostile acts,” and imprisoned by Kim Jong Il’s Communist state. The women became the first Americans ever tried before North Korea’s highest court and were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. But in August, they were granted amnesty and dramatically rescued by former President Bill Clinton—a drive for freedom made possible in part by the tenacity of Laura’s sister, world-renowned journalist Lisa Ling.  Told in alternating voices, Somewhere Inside reveals the complete story of their ordeal for the first time. Laura offers a gripping account of her treatment at the hands of Korean guards. While she recounts the deprivations and rounds of harrowing interrogations endured, she also describes endearing moments shared with her captors. She speaks movingly about the emotional toll inflicted by her incarceration, including her fears that she might never see her family again.  An inspiring tale of survival and sisterhood set against the canvas of international politics, Somewhere Inside is a timely, gripping tale that goes beyond the headlines to reveal the impact on lives engulfed by forces beyond their control.

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Virginia Stanley
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