Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets
On Sale: November 9, 2010
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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
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.
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
1 comment posted.
Re: Talk Show
I remember watching Dick Cavett. I loved his sense of humor and his book sounds like a really good read. Added to the wish list!
(Karen Cherubino 5:00pm March 22, 2011)
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