10 Questions for Anderson Cooper

MICHAEL LEWIS

The host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 is famous for withstanding hurricanes and war zones. Now Cooper, 39, has successfully taken on the challenge of memoir writing. Dispatches from the Edge will hit No. 1 on next week's New York Times best-seller list. And this fall he will add stints on CBS's 60 Minutes to his busy schedule. Cooper talked with TIME's Andrea Sachs about growing up with a famous mom, dealing with family tragedy and learning lessons from Katrina.

You write about growing up as Gloria Vanderbilt's son. When did you realize you had an unusual situation?
I didn't really...

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