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A book that has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket (if applicable) is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. May have no identifying marks on the inside cover. No wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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ISBN-10:

030726646X

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Trade Cloth

ISBN-13:

9780307266460

Publication Year:

2008

Author:

Barbara Walters

Language:

English

ISBN:

9780307266460

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Synopsis
Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: "I want to be you." My stock reply is always: "Then you have to take the whole package." And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package," in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life. Barbara Walters's perception of the world was formed at a very early age. Her father, Lou Walters, was the owner and creative mind behind the legendary Latin Quarter nightclub, and it was his risk-taking lifestyle that gave Barbara her first taste of glamour. It also made her aware of the ups and downs, the insecurities, and even the tragedies that can occur when someone is willing to take great risks, for Lou Walters didn't just make several fortuneshe also lost them. Barbara learned early about the damage that such an existence can do to relationshipsbetween husband and wife as well as between parent and child. Through her roller-coaster ride of a childhood, Barbara had a close companion, her mentally challenged sister, Jackie. True, Jackie taught her younger sister much about patience and compassion, but Barbara also writes honestly about the resentment she often felt having a sister who was so "different" and the guilt that still haunts her. All of thisthe financial responsibility for her family, the fear, the loveplayed a large part in the choices she made as she grew up: the friendships she developed, the relationships she had, the marriages she tried to make work. Ultimately, thanks to her drive, combined with a decent amount of luck, she began a career in television. And what a career it has been! Against great odds, Barbara has made it to the top of a male-dominated industry. She was the first woman cohost of the Todayshow, the first female network news coanchor, the host and producer of countless top-rated Specials,the star of 20/20,and the creator and cohost of The View. She has not just interviewed the world's most fascinating figures, she has become a part of their world. These are just a few of the names that play a key role in Barbara's life, career, and book: Yasir Arafat, Warren Beatty, Menachem Begin, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Roy Cohn, the Dalai Lama, Princess Diana, Katharine Hepburn, King Hussein, Angelina Jolie, Henry Kissinger, Monica Lewinsky, Richard Nixon, Rosie O'Donnell, Christopher Reeve, Anwar Sadat, John Wayne . . . the list goes on and on. Barbara Walters has spent a lifetime auditioning: for her bosses at the TV networks, for millions of viewers, for the most famous people in the world, and even for her own daughter, with whom she has had a difficult but ultimately quite wonderful and moving relationship. This book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives. In doing so, she has given us a story that is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10030726646X
ISBN-139780307266460

Key Details
AuthorBarbara Walters
Number Of Pages624 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2008-05-06
LanguageEnglish
PublisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Additional Details
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight35.9 Oz
Height1.6 In.
Width6.4 In.
Length9.6 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
LCCN2008-005843
LC Classification NumberPN4874.W285 A3 2008
Dewey Decimal070.92 B
Dewey Edition22

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentPrologue Lou, Dena, and My Princess Grandmother My Childhood "Skinnymalinkydink" Sixty-three Cents The Pistachio Green House New York, New York Miami at War "A very normal girl" Sarah Lawrence Television 101 Bad Choices It Gets Worse Television 102 and a Strange Marriage Proposal Passage to India A Funeral and a Wedding Thirteen Weeks to Thirteen Years Becoming Barbara Walters Garland, Capote, Rose Kennedy, and Princess Grace Born in My Heart Dean Rusk, Golda Meir, Henry Kissinger, and Prince Philip Sad Times in Florida Winning Nixon, Losing Sinatra Exit Hugh, Enter McGee Marriage On the Rocks Historic Journey: China with Nixon A Dead Marriage and the Dead Sea Resignation in Washington. Victory in New York Fun and Games in Washington Special Men in My Life Egypt, Israel, andHola, Castro! The Million-Dollar Baby "Don't let the bastards get you down" Thank Heaven! TheSpecials Finally, Fidel The Historic Interview: Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin Exit Harry, Enter Hugh Heartbreak and a New Beginning The Hardest Chapter to Write 9/11 and Nothing Else Matters Presidents and First Ladies: Forty Years Inside the White House Heads of State: The Good, the Bad, and the Mad Adventures with the Most Mysterious Men Murderers Uncommon Criminals Over Again, Never Again Celebrities Who Affected My Life Monica The View Exit To Be Continued . . . Acknowledgments Index

Reviews
" Auditionis brutally honest, both about Walters and those she's worked with. Readers won't be left wondering what she thinks of anything, or anyone, for that matter. . . . It's a fascinating look at a woman who has lived a fascinating life." Laura L. Hutchison, The Free Lance-Star "[Walters'] heartfelt candor lifts this book above mere titillation. . . . blended with this personal drama is a delightful tale of the golden age of television . . . Through 50-plus chapters, you feel as though you've enjoyed a year of weekly lunches with Walters . . . She regales you with the juicy behind-the-scenes details of the celebrities she's interviewed, mixed in with stories of her own trials and tribulations. In the end, you envy her a little less and admire her more." Kathleen Matthews, Washington Post "...the book is a triumph!" Caitlin Flanagan, The Atlantic "...the grande dame of TV news has written a blockbuster. . . . Readers will gobble up the excerpts from scores of interviews with world leaders, politicians, celebrities and murderers." Kathleen Daley, New York Sun "an indispensable book along with a surefire monster best seller...intensely readable...She's TV's original monarch and superstar where power, show business and journalism converge. It's Barbara Walters' world, and the rest of us just live in it. [Her] mammoth memoir, doesn't just touch chords, it's a 600-plus page oratorio." Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News "...compulsively entertaining..." Rebecca Traister, Salon.com "Ms. Walters's story is greatly humanized by the family memoir that colors her long litany of professional successes." Janet Maslin, The New York Times "an unusually ambitious and successful book. ...suffused with an emotional intensity...it belongs to a part of American culture that Walters helped invent." Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker "She doesn't shy from the tough stuff... Nor does Walters, an entertainer as much as a ground-breaking journalist, skimp on the fun bits." Allison Adato, People "...the crowning glory of a remarkable career..." Liz Smith, New York Post "...sizzling..." Jo Piazza, New York Daily News "...compulsively readable... [Walters] gives us an entertaining panorama of a full life lived and recounted with humor and bracing honesty. Alternating between tales of her personal struggles, professional achievements and insider anecdotes about the celebrities and world leaders she's interviewed, this mammoth memoir's energy never flags." Publishers Weekly(starred) "A smart, funny, fascinating book in which Walters captures possibly her most elusive subject: herself." Ilene Cooper, Booklist(starred) From the Hardcover edition.

"an indispensable book along with a surefire monster best seller...intensely readable...She's TV's original monarch and superstar where power, show business and journalism converge. It's Barbara Walters' world, and the rest of us just live in it. [Her] mammoth memoir, doesn't just touch chords, it's a 600-plus page oratorio." Jeff Simon,The Buffalo News "...compulsively entertaining..." Rebecca Traister,Salon.com "Ms. Walters's story is greatly humanized by the family memoir that colors her long litany of professional successes." Janet Maslin,The New York Times "an unusually ambitious and successful book. ...suffused with an emotional intensity...it belongs to a part of American culture that Walters helped invent." Nicholas Lemann,The New Yorker "She doesn't shy from the tough stuff... Nor does Walters, an entertainer as much as a ground-breaking journalist, skimp on the fun bits." Allison Adato,People "...the crowning glory of a remarkable career..." Liz Smith,New York Post "...sizzling..." Jo Piazza,New York Daily News "...compulsively readable... [Walters] gives us an entertaining panorama of a full life lived and recounted with humor and bracing honesty. Alternating between tales of her personal struggles, professional achievements and insider anecdotes about the celebrities and world leaders she's interviewed, this mammoth memoir's energy never flags." Publishers Weekly(starred) "A smart, funny, fascinating book in which Walters captures possibly her most elusive subject: herself." Ilene Cooper,Booklist(starred) From the Hardcover edition.


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