Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-screen Secrets

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Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-screen Secrets
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CD/Spoken Word, St Martins Pr, 2010, ISBN13 9781427210937, ISBN10 1427210934

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The legendary talk show host's humorous reminiscences and pointed commentary on the great figures he has known, and culture and politics today

For years, Dick Cavett played host to the nation's most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. In this humorous and evocative book, we get to hear Cavett's best tales, as he recounts great moments with the legendary entertainers who crossed his path and offers his own trenchant commentary on contemporary American culture and politics.

Pull up a chair and listen to Cavett's stories about one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, confronting Richard Nixon, scheming with John Updike, befriending William F. Buckley, and palling around with Groucho Marx. Sprinkled in are tales of his childhood in Nebraska in the 1940s and 1950s, where he honed his sense of comic timing and his love of magic.

Cavett is also a wry cultural observer, looking at America today and pointing out the foibles that we so often fail to notice about ourselves. And don't even get him started on politicians. A generation of Americans ended their evenings in Dick Cavett's company; "Talk Show" is a way to welcome him back.

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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publish Date: Nov 09, 2010
ISBN-13: 9781427210937
ISBN-10: 1427210934
Format: CD/Spoken Word
Number of Pages: 256
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.8 x 5.4 x 0.8
Walmart No.: 9781427210937
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