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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 628 pages
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After more than forty years of interviewing celebrities of all kinds, the most important woman in the history of television journalism has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life. Her father's risk-taking lifestyle gave Barbara her first taste of glamour, but Lou Walters didn't just make fortunes--he also lost them. Barbara's roller-coaster childhood played a large part in the choices she made as she grew up: the friendships, the marriages she tried to make work. Ultimately, her drive, with a decent amount of luck, got her a career in television. Barbara has spent a lifetime auditioning: for the networks, for the viewers, for the most famous people in the world, and even for her own daughter, with whom she has had a difficult relationship. This book is her final audition, as she opens up both her private and public lives.--From publisher description.
 

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Barbara sure likes Barbara

User Review  - billingsbabe - Borders

I was quite taken with how she was brought up. That part of the book was wonderful. But then it seemed to take a turn with name dropping and patting herself on the back. I also got the feeling that ... Read full review

Barbrara Walters, The Personal & the Professional

User Review  - Brian, Merch - Borders

This bestselling autobiography by the inimitable and groundbreaking Barbara Walters offers not only an intimate view into her own personal life, but also keen insights on the inner workings of the media. 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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