Audition

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 628 pages
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In her bestselling autobiography, Barbara Walters, arguably the most important woman in the history of television, describes her extraordinary public and private journey. Audition is the story of an amazingly full life, from her childhood, when Walters's glamorous, risktaking father ran the legendary Latin Quarter nightclub and gained and lost several fortunes, to her own groundbreaking career-as the first woman co-host of the Today show, the first female network news co-anchor, the host and producer of countless top-rated interview specials, the anchor of 20/20, and the creator and co-host of The View. She reveals personal details: her broken marriages and the often difficult but ultimately wonderful relationship with her daughter. And she lets us into the inner lives of some of the world's most intriguing figures, who became a part of her own world, including Fidel Castro, Yasir Arafat, Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie, and every U.S. president since Nixon. Audition is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating.
  

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Review: Audition: A Memoir

User Review  - George - Goodreads

WHAT AN EPIC LIFE! [In lieu of wedding cake,] "...we had Twinkies, from the vending machines." —Tammi Menendez, commenting on her in-prison marriage, in 1999, to convicted murderer Eric Menendez ... Read full review

Review: Audition: A Memoir

User Review  - Jenifer - Goodreads

Barbara Walters makes my "most fascinating people" list for sure. Her long memoir is a great example of the balanced mix of entertainment, education, gossip, personal anecdotes and world events that ... Read full review

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Contents

China with Nixon
249
Egypt Israel and Hnln Castro
291
Don t let the bastards get you down
309
Finally Fidel
325
Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin
365
The Hardest Chapter to Vrite
387
Forty Years Inside
414
The Good the Bad and the
429
Uncommon Criminals
473
Over Again Never Again
487
Celebrities Vho Affected Iy Life
520
Exit
560
Aflerzvorrl to the Vintage Booat Edition
591
Acknowlcdglncms
600
401
615
II
629

idventures with the Most Mysterious
454

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About the author (2009)

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 Daytime’s The View. She lives in New York City.


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