A magazine article puffed up to book length, this memoir by the radio and TV talk-show host and columnist for USA Today , written with New York's Newsday science editor Colen, is padded with blatant devices. Quotations are pulled from the text and reprinted midway on a page in headline-size type, and there are lengthy, irrelevant reminiscences from some of the doctors involved in King's case. Still, the story of King's angina, his heart attack, his angioplasty and his quintuple bypass surgery is well told, especially as he presents his reactions to the ordeals he underwent. The book should prove helpful to heart patients and to those who face cardiac surgery of any kind. (Feb.)
LARRY KING is the host of CNN's Larry King Live, the first worldwide phone-in television talk show and the network's highest-rated program. The Emmy-winning King has been dubbed "the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever" (TV Guide) and "master of the mike" (Time). King also founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, which has raised millions of dollars and provided lifesaving cardiac procedures for nearly sixty needy children and adults.