Book Testimonials

Life in the Wrong Lane

“From Wounded Knee to Warsaw, from Northern Ireland to the Middle East, veteran newsman Greg Dobbs shares a career’s worth of adventures and misadventures in one of the best jobs on Earth: network correspondent. If you’ve ever wondered what happens right before the camera goes on or after it’s turned off, this is the book for you.”
~ Dan Rather, Legendary TV newsman and HDNet Television correspondent

“Here’s the fascinating book that tells you why you should never get into the news business…unless, of course, you want to live the exciting, often dangerous, sometimes frustrating but immensely rewarding life of a Greg Dobbs.  It’s all here – the humor, heartache and zest for a good story as experienced by one of television’s premier news correspondents.”
~ Sam Donaldson, ABC News

“Greg Dobbs is a brilliant storyteller. Someone I always counted on to file the smartest, most interesting reports. He delivers once again with Life in the Wrong Lane.”
~ Rick Kaplan, former Executive Producer, CBS Evening News, Executive Producer, ABC World News, President, CNN

“Greg Dobbs lifts the curtain hiding the magic and mayhem behind a television correspondent’s reports on war and confrontation. He bursts the pomposity of network news by confessing that he once surrendered to a cow. Then he switches to a terrifying tale of escape from slashing machetes and tank fire, after being dumb enough to try to do a stand-up in the middle of a firefight during the Iranian Revolution. This book shares the stories behind the stories, the ones foreign correspondents save for each other on late nights in smoky hotel bars when the story’s been filed …”
~ Ann Imse, Associated Press Moscow correspondent during the fall of the USSR

Life in the Wrong Lane by Greg Dobbs“This volume is written in the brilliant and impressive style that we have come to expect from Greg Dobbs. The adventures that he describes are both hair-raising and hilarious, and give us back-door access to the kinds of problems that journalists meet. You will enjoy it, guaranteed!”
~ Tom Sutherland, longtime hostage of terrorists in Beirut

“Even in this business of storytellers, few can tell a story quite like Greg.  His enthusiasm and behind-the-scenes eye for detail take you right to the trenches with a real working journalist.”
~ Tom Foreman, correspondent, CNN

“Greg Dobbs’s memoir de guerre of his salad years spent reporting for network television is, as only a journalist could find it, a delightful gambol through the battlefield . With a keen eye for detail, Dobbs manages to capture the humor and absurdity of situations that just about any normal human being would find terrifying, insane, or life-threatening. And like a number of us who were privileged to live through the era when the big broadcast networks felt it their obligation to at least attempt to cover news stories from the outside world, Dobbs recalls those marvelous times when coverage expenses were secondary and a correspondent faced possible reproach for one reason only: missing the story.”
~ Jim Bittermann, CNN senior correspondent, Paris

“Dobbs captures the adrenaline, the fear, the fury, and the funny parts of being eyewitness to history.  These ‘stories’ behind the stories reveal what it’s really like to dive for a deadline or put your life on the line for a story.  Engaging.  Illuminating.  A recipe book for how the sausage is made— and what it tastes like.”
~ Frank Sesno, GW University and former CNN correspondent

Order Information

Greg’s book sells for $13.95 and is available at, and

It would make a great gift for any news junkie on your list!