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Audition: A Memoir

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

One of the best written books ever!!

I have watched Barbra Walters all my years, and become to love her, she was very gifted in interviewing. She has seen, lived, and done more then any woman, 'other than Oprah', I've known. I admire her more now than ever, I love how gentle she was in explaining on Opra...
I have watched Barbra Walters all my years, and become to love her, she was very gifted in interviewing. She has seen, lived, and done more then any woman, 'other than Oprah', I've known. I admire her more now than ever, I love how gentle she was in explaining on Oprah, how she let the person know she was writing about the affair, which he said he approved of. As for Star, Barbra was 100% correct on her answer as to why they kept her gastric surgery quiet. I was a viewer who knew right up front, Star was lying about diet and exercise, she must have thought the real world was ignorant. I did quit watching the view, as I cannot stand a liar or a thief. When Barbra explained her side and how Star treated them with the People magazine article, 'which I read too at the time', I never believed a word that Star said, this ruined her character for me. But now I feel sympathy for Star since Barbra was compassionate and human enough to explain the situation. Barbra is 100% honest and believable and through the years I've watched her interviewing, she's always been honest whether it was good or bad. And I love her even more today because of what she told Oprah, no matter what, you will always be more respected if you tell the truth, especially being in the public eye. I understand why she wrote about her affair, her sister, and her daughter, she wanted the public to know that even though she was this major icon in our world, she was very much human and suffered pain with the rest of us. She is a woman of integrity in my eyes, and this book will stay on my shelf as a part of my historical collection, and she, along with Oprah, has given women hope. Barbra is truly a role model and a woman of great character. I highly recommend this book for everyone, man or woman to read. FANTASTIC!!

posted by Anonymous on May 10, 2008

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

$11.99 is way to much!! YIKES!

B&N, are you kidding?! The nook book is barely a dollar less than the cost of the paperback?! What happened to Nook editions being so much more afordable than buying the book?

posted by 1558312 on June 5, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

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    re hoped it would be better

    i found myself picking up the book and putting it down over and over. it just didn't stimulate me as i had hoped. i know a couple of friends really enjoyed it, but i can't recommend unfortunately. wish i would have spent my money elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Disappointed

    I was really looking forward to reading this book, only to find out that it was poorly written. The sentence structure was choppy throughout the entire book. Some chapters seemed to drag on forever and after a while it felt like a chore to read. I am an avid reader and an admirer of Barbara Walters, but I was very disappointed with this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    Put me to sleep...

    Boring, Boring, Boring. It was painful getting through this book and I could not even finish it. Some parts kept me interested but most of them did not. I felt that Barbara, who I am a fan of, just rambled. I would not recommend reading this book to a friend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    disappointed

    I was going to order the audio version until I read it is abridged!!! I wonder why in the world Ms Walters would abridge her work!! It is so very special to have audiobooks that are read by the authors...I prize mine of K. Hepburn and Cokie Roberts. I do hope she will reconsider and offer an unabridged version as well. Meanwhile, I will of course, read the book.

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