Transcript for Sunny Hostin opens up about her new memoir
Our next guest is an Emmy award winning legal journalist and co-host of "The view." She's a dear friend of ours. That's right. She's adding author to her already-impressive resume. To tell us more about her memoir is the one and only, sunny Hostin. Sunny, thank you for being with us. Air kisses to you as well. It's not easy writing a memoir. You're exposed. You're vulnerable. You have to go through some painful moments. What was the most difficult thing for you writing this? It was really difficult, Amy, you're right. I think the most difficult part of it was writing about motherhood, actually, believe it or not, I talked about and wrote about the fact that I struggled with infertility for many, many years. Sort of in silence. Didn't share it with anyone. Had five miscarriages. When I finally became pregnant with my son Gabriel, I had a torn placenta and was on bedrest for about seven months, and gained 70 pounds and really fell into a deep depression. I remember, when I narrated the audio book, I sobbed in the audio booth afterwards and I realized that, you know, I have a newfound appreciation for people that struggle with depression, because I fell into a really deep depression and I think because I didn't talk about the experience and that's why I chose to write about it, even though it was so hard to write about it. Because we need to talk more about the struggles that women have and the struggles that we're having in our country right now, because we're going through this time of self-examination and why not everything that's faced can be changed, we certain -- nothing can be changed without facing it. I think a lot of us, your friends, your viewers, and now your readers, we know you as sunny, but that actually isn't your given name, it was a nickname actually that you took on when you went into television and you write about it and you write about it regretting. Because you're talking about living in two worlds. That's classic example of it. It is. My real name is Asuncion. And my friends that I have had since childhood call Asuncion. My husband calls Asuncion. But when I was on court TV with Nancy grace, Nancy said, you know, can I say something to you? And I was like, yes. And she was having so much difficulty with my given name, she said, you know, you're good at this but nobody can pronounce it, they can't remember it. You have to do something about it. I said, well, some people call me sunny and just like that, she said everybody, change the chyron and she changed it. She said s-u-n-n-y. And it took off. It's a recognizable name. It's a pronounced. It's a name that's easy to pronounce. But I kind of let that -- part of my identity was sort of swept away with that and my grandmother never forgave me for that. Because I'm named after her sister. But, you know, it's something that I don't think I would do it again. I can't change it now. Everybody knows sunny. It fits your personality. Ill give you that much, too, right. Thank you. So, sunny, thank you. Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing with this. We want to make sure that everybody grabs a copy of sunny's book "I am these truths." It's available wherever books are sold. It's going to help a lot of people. Thank you. Thank you. I swear I missed the first four years of e-mails in our friendship because they kept coming as Asuncion, I'm like, who's this person. Sunny's great. She's dear friend. Please check it out. Up next here -- looking at
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