“Try to Kiss a Girl” is the story of 11-year-old Patrick Cantwell escaping the oppressive heat of St. Louis in the summer for the breezy shores of Lake Michigan.
The noted historian's new book clocks in at 47,000 words and 174 images covering the entirety of St. Louis’ rich 250-year history.
“I’d rather be a failure than a quitter,” Ballard said. “You can never quit in life. You have to have a goal."
She has moved into a high-profile anchor position, one that might have her helping in the kitchen one minute and delivering hard-hitting news the next.