The really overwhelming life and lives of Barry ZeVan (the Weatherman)
This book is the result of encouragement from Barry's longtime friend, Jerry Stiller, to recount the very rich experiences of his life. As Jerry Stiller wrote to Barry: "You're an express train that hasn't reached its destination . . . You should be more recognized."
Barry says: "What I've written involves a lifetime of being welcomed into literally dozens of circles of the world's most powerful individuals, globally, with vivid memories of how they were as 'people' Rather than "name-dropping", the memories I'm sharing are related in awe and gratitude of my privilege to have had their private selves be shared with mine, and vice-versa, personally and professionally."
High praise for an Unordinary, Unpredictable Autobiography
Barry ZeVan, the Weatherman, is the person we watched as a television personality with personality. His autobiography tells us there was far more to his life in addition totelevision weather forecasts and broadcasting. His life storyis a compelling read withconstant surprises on almost every page. I heartily recommend it to anyone who thinks they know about survival.-Walter F. Mondale, former U.S. Vice President, Ambassador to Japan and United States Senator
How can Barry ZeVan know so many famous people? Beats me, but he does and the stories he tells about them make fascinating reading.-Sam Donaldson, former ABC-TV White House correspondent, ABC-TV news anchor, co-host of This Week and Prime Time, Live.
Barry ZeVan's memoir is a must-read chronicle of the highesthighs and the lowest lows the veteran television personality and producer has experienced, often in the company of the world's most celebrated personalities. It's a tale of bright success fraught with darkness, but always filled with hope. Want to know the price and the joys of celebrity? Read this book.-Rudy Maxa, PBS/American Public Television host, Smart Travels With Rudy Maxa
Barry's book is one of the most interesting I have ever read. He is a natural writer and made even the most mundane detailsinteresting, spending just the right amount of time on each of his stories and characters. I don't know many celebrities, so what was particularly interesting for me was to read how ordinary/nice so many of them are and that they're not ten feet tall. This could only be brought out through Barry's own personal relations with them. Wonderful job! And yes, I would advise people to buy the book.-J.B. "Buck" MacDonald, environmental activist, philanthropist and author of Ark
Finished reading that wonderful and amazing book. It was a fun read.-Donnette Hilton, former Executive Assistant to former U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz (R), Minnesota
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed reading the interesting stories about Barry's ups and downs in both his personal life and his career. I knew him only as a weatherman, but his book, My Life Among the Giants reveals much more of the challenges, successes and interesting connections he made with others throughout his life. I really enjoyed the photos included in the back of the book they were very helpful. His references to television shows like Mister Peepers, I Love Lucy and Howdy Dowdy took me back in time.