About the Book
By age 25, Angie Mizzell was a morning news anchor at a top-rated television station. She had married her college sweetheart, and scenes from their wedding day ran on the evening news. She’d achieved everything her mom had wanted for her and what she thought she wanted for herself. But after signing with an agent who promised to take her career to the next level, Angie began to realize that a future in the spotlight would not dim a past filled with childhood trauma and loss. As a television journalist, she’d made a living by exploring and reporting other people’s stories; it was time to examine her own.
In her coming-of-age memoir, “Girl in the Spotlight,” Angie shares a heartfelt and hopeful story of arriving at a crossroads, getting lost in the darkness, learning to let go, and finding her way back home.
“For anyone who dreams big and has the talent it takes to go great places but must dig deep and break the cycles of the past in order to achieve true happiness.” —Meredith Land, news anchor and reporter, NBC TV, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
“‘Girl in the Spotlight’ is nothing less than a how-to on saving your life.” —Nikki Hardin, founder and former publisher, Skirt! magazine
“‘Girl in the Spotlight’ is about one woman learning to let go of expectations and process childhood loss so she can finally begin building a life that is both authentic and fulfilling.” —Kate Hopper, author of “Ready for Air” and “Use Your Words”
“Angie Mizzell’s vulnerable and direct writing style captures the growing tension between the desires of the heart and soul versus the demands of our best-laid plans.” —Ann Imig, founder of the “Listen to Your Mother” nationwide storytelling series
“One of those books you read and immediately hand off to a friend because you know they need to read it too.” —Kelly Love Johnson, author of “Skirt! Rules for the Workplace”
“‘Girl in the Spotlight’ leaves you looking in the mirror asking the most important question of all: What’s in your heart and what’s really most important in the life you live every day?” —Bill Walsh, chief meteorologist, Live 5 News, CBS TV, Charleston, South Carolina
“An overdue permission slip to release the things that no longer serve you and rediscover who you are without the burden of an outdated dream.” —Shauna VanBogart, transformation expert and performance coach
“A poignant story about discovering what home really is.” —Angela May, New York Times bestselling co-author of “The Islanders” series