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Publisher Comments:

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 Walterss 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 made Barbara aware of the ups and downs that can occur when someone is willing to take great risks.

The financial responsibility for her family, the fear, the love all played 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 has spent a lifetime auditioning, and 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.

About the Author

Barbara Walters is the first woman ever to cohost a network news program. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. An ABC News correspondent, she is also host of The Barbara Walters Specials and the creator, cohost, and co—executive producer of ABC Daytimes The View. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739343982
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Read by:
Walters, Barbara
Read:
Walters, Barbara
Author:
Walters, Barbara
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Television Personalities
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Five CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88x5.10x1.15 in. .37 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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