This book is a love story and a memoir of American society. In this candid memoir Pat Shannon writes of her relationship with America's well-loved CBS news correspondent Charles Kuralt. They met in Reno, Nevada, in 1968. He was on his second marriage. She was divorced with three children. He never divorced. They never married. Private and protected, their companionship of almost 30 years escaped attention until Charles' death in 1997. Charles and Me tells of the life they built for themselves and the children far from celebrity's glare.