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Truth Be Told: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions Hardcover – Bargain Price, May 31, 2011
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There are a lot of great, fun ancedotes about famous people from all walks of life, along with some personal observations and opinions about American politics, entertainment, etc. that I believe at 77 years old, King has a right to share. I was fascinated by all this man has seen and all the people he has known/interviewed since starting his first radio show in 1957. He gives a hat-tip to Jackie Gleason for helping him become the big name he is.
It was also very intersting to read how broadcasting has changed since cable networks have entered the scene. He was being asked to do tabloid type stuff and he wasn't comfortable with that, especially after having had a taste of that in his own personal life. He makes a strong case for what is news and what isn't, and unless you're an elected official, personal lives should be off-limits unless a person decides to share and/or come clean about personal matters. I admire him for not wanting to delve into personal matters unless invited to do so. And it does cause serious thought about the future of "news" broadcasting with the further addition of the Internet.
Above all things, this is a fun book to read. I loved it! King is an excellent storyteller and, boy, does this man have stories to tell! I would love to hear more of them. I love the idea of him doing a stand-up comedy routine.Read more ›
He's no jim leher never was a presidential or go moderator even though he's better than Gwen from one carol Simpson candy Crowley Bernie Shaw thanks for his off base questions cost Dukakis a lot of votes and Martha radtz
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was ok. I was expecting more. Glad I only paid $1 for it at a library sale. He didn't need to bash other people or channels in it. CNN is just as bias in my opinion.Published 12 months ago by Larry D. Langston
Great book to pick up and catch a chapter then come back later. Quick wit and great to see the other side of Larry King. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Valerie A Baker
Larry's Voice shines through as you read this charming book. One of my favorite nighttime shows was the Larry King Shows. The interviews were honest and not at all self serving. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Wilson Grlz
I have been a fan of Larry's since way before "Open Line '89" and I really enjoyed the book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by kittychi
i AM WRITING THIS REVIEW EVEN PRIOR TO READING........HAVING BEEN IN AN AUDIENCE WHEN lARRY kING CAME TO
OUR CITY AND SPOKE.......... Read more
This guy is having some life, and he knows it. I really enjoyed this book - the second one I've read of his.Published on March 19, 2014 by leslye lang
Disappointed that he didn't go into more detail about some of his guests. I would not recommend this book for entertainment.Published on January 3, 2014 by Maryksmith