Ginger Zee: 'This book should start a conversation'

Ginger Zee in book signing

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Hometown celebrity Ginger Zee was back in West Michigan this weekend. 

Ginger stopped by the Barnes & Noble in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Dec. 10 to sign copies of her new book, which is called Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. 

In the book, Ginger talks about her battle with depression, her love life and her journey to chief meteorologist at ABC News.

For people struggling with depression, Ginger gave some advice.

"I think the first thing that helped me was admitting it," said Ginger. "My only advice would be: just be honest with yourself, be honest with other people, and say,'I need help.' That's what I did, and the moment I did that, that's when I actually got better."

Ginger hopes this book will help people be more authentic with each other. 

"This book should start a conversation," she said.  "I wanted to do this, have a look at someone's eyes, learn their story and realize the shiny bright person you see in pictures of on Instagram or Facebook isn't always the person inside. So we should get to know each other better." 

Ginger is a Rockford native, and she had this to say about the area: 

"I'm just happy to be here. This is the place I fell in love with weather and I'm grateful for West Michigan."

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