My Remarkable Journeyby Larry King
My Remarkable Journey is the definitive autobiography of a legendary and beloved personality in television history. In his most personal work yet, Larry King shares his riveting and inspiring story, from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity as host of CNN's Larry King Live. He speaks candidly about his feelings toward/i>
My Remarkable Journey is the definitive autobiography of a legendary and beloved personality in television history. In his most personal work yet, Larry King shares his riveting and inspiring story, from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity as host of CNN's Larry King Live. He speaks candidly about his feelings toward George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Regan, and Richard Nixon. As well, he discusses personal details—his early radio days, the painful loss at age nine of his father, his seven marriages to six women, and how at age sixty-five he discovered he had a grown son. Filled with delightfully evocative personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes observations on some of our most important world figures, My Remarkable Journey is a must-read for Larry King fans.
In this humorous, anecdotal account, King at 75-plus marvels good-naturedly at his staying power for a half-century as a talk-show host for radio and TV. Born in Brooklyn in 1933 to Jewish immigrant parents, young Larry Zeiger was profoundly influenced at age nine by the untimely heart-attack death of his father and by the medium of radio. Rejected by the army for bad eyesight and uninterested in going to college, he got his break filling in for a deejay at a radio station in Miami, where he took the name King in a pinch. His early scrapes are hilarious, especially with women (he married eight times), and he had an uncanny ability to snag famous personalities like Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra and Richard Nixon to be interviewed on air. By simply being curious and unassuming, King could make anyone seem fascinating, from a plumber to the famously laconic Robert Mitchum. Despite being fired in 1971 for financial shenanigans, King swept back on the air in Washington, D.C., before being hired to host a show for Ted Turner's fledgling CNN in 1985, where he has been following current affairs for the past 25 years. King, writing with Fussman (After Jackie), has produced a cultural history as much as a personal testimony, touching on world-shaping events over the last 50 years and sharing, with inimitable humor and grace, some quirky POVs from King's family and friends. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Meet the Author
Larry King is a renowned journalist and bestselling author. As host for the past thirteen years of CNN's highest-rated show, "Larry King Live, "he is one of the world's most recognized people.
Rabbi Irwin Katsof is the executive vice-president of the Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah, an international educational organization dedicated to the preservation of Jewish religion and heritage.
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