Beloved broadcast journalist Jane Pauley tells a remarkable story of self-discovery and of an extra-ordinary life, from her childhood in the American heartland to her three decades in television. Pauley writes about her beginnings at the local Indianapolis station, her bright network debut -- at age twenty-five on NBC's Today -- and her years on Dateline, even as she delves forthrightly into the ups and downs of a life and career. But there is much more to Jane Pauley than just the famous face on TV. In this memoir, she reveals herself to be a brilliant woman with singular insights. She explores her roots growing up in Indiana, discusses the resiliency of the American family, and addresses with humor and depth a subject very close to her heart: discovering yourself and redefining your strengths at midlife. Striking, moving, candid, and unique, Skywriting explores firsthand the difficulty and the rewards of self-reinvention.