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In an era when news rules, Larry King has the best seat in the house. With our world being shaped and reshaped by a dizzying cast of characters and a merry-go-round of incredible events--from the blockbuster murder trial of a football icon to the near impeachment of the US president, charged for lying under oath about sex with an intern--Larry King is the man who asks the questions we all want to ask and gets the answers that make tomorrow's headlines. Now, in this fascinating, fast-paced book, King takes you inside his world and offers his perspective on American culture in overdrive at the turn of the millennium. Anything Goes! is a whirlwind tour of the 1990s as seen through the prism of CNN's Larry King Live, as Larry faces the cameras and phone calls with Monica and O.J., Al Gore, George W. Bush, and, of course, President Bill Clinton. Along the way, King analyzes the frantic interplay between the media and events, as a US presidential election is played out on talk shows, policies are made on network TV, and life-and-death trials become the electronic wallpaper of daily American life.
Some find talking to others uncomfortable, difficult, or intimidating. Here is a way to overcome these communication challenges. HOW TO TALK TO ANYONE, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE is the key to building confidence and improving communication skills. Written by Larry King, this guide provides simple and practical advice to help make communication easier, more successful, and even more enjoyable. Anecdotes from a life spent talking--on television, radio, and in person,--add to the fun and value of the book. Learn what famous talkers say and how the way they say it makes them so successful. Lessons include: * How to overcome shyness and put other people at ease * How to choose an appropriate conversation topic for any situation * How to ace a job interview, run a meeting, and mingle at a cocktail party * What the most successful conversationalists have in common * The one great question you can ask to enhance your conversation with anyone, anytime, anywhere From the Hardcover edition.
Yogi Berra's dad, an immigrant from northern Italy, didn't see the point of American sports, but taught Yogi to keep his word and always be on time. Mario Cuomo's father seemed diminutive ("Maybe he was five foot six if his heels were not worn"), but he once led Mario and his brother in a herculean, nearly impossible effort to hoist and replant a downed 40-foot-tall blue spruce. C. Everett Koop's dad imparted to his son the crucial difference between buying something and affording something. And from her famous father, Danny, Marlo Thomas learned the wisdom of forgiveness when he told her, "I do not hunch my back with yesterday. " ForMy Dad and Me, Larry King asked more than 120 celebrated and successful people about their favorite memories of their fathers. Their recollections are rich with life lessons, large and small: Some are truly insightful and wise, some are hilarious, some are pragmatic, but each is a genuine reflection of the priceless gift of fatherhood. It's one thing, after all, to be told about such virtues as honesty and integrity, hard work and perseverance, gentleness and strength. It's quite another to see them living, or even sometimes faltering, within someone you love. As warm and funny, reassuring and surprising as dads themselves,My Dad and Menot only celebrates fatherhood but also offers some candid glimpses behind the public images of well-known men and women from Donald Trump and President George H. W. Bush to Patricia Heaton and Bill Gates. Larry King presents a moving and revealing collection of inspirational stories about fathers--and the life lessons they teach--from a host of famous men and women, including: Chinua Achebe, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Helen Gurley Brown, President George H. W. Bush, Bob Costas, Alan Dershowitz, Phyllis Diller, Hugh Downs, Bill Gates, Ira Glass, Derek Jeter, Randy Johnson, Don Mattingly, Kevin Nealon, Kurt Russell, Bob Saget, Ryan Seacrest, Marlo Thomas, Alex Trebek, Donald Trump, Al Yankovic, And many more . . . From the Hardcover edition.
The definitive autobiography of one of the most legendary and beloved personalities in television history
In the ten years since Princess Diana's shocking and tragic death in 1997, her hold on the world's imagination has only increased. ForThe People's Princess, Larry King asked many people who knew Diana, some officially and some more personally, for their favorite memories. Sir Richard Branson recalls Diana sitting in the cockpit of one of his private planes with baby Prince William on her lap; as they flew past Windsor Castle she announced, "On our right you have Grandma's house!" Heather Mills, who, like Diana, has been a tireless campaigner for charitable causes, recalls Diana's work to eradicate the scourge of land mines, as well as the time she was photographed shaking hands with an AIDS patient in a London hospital, doing so much to counteract the stigma associated with the disease at the time. British radio and television personality Chris Tarrant recalls how clearly nervous he was upon meeting Diana for the first time, and how she put him at ease with an incredibly rude joke about Kermit the Frog. Photographer Tim Graham remembers Diana lying on the floor with baby William in order to coax a smile from the young prince. And her chief bodyguard recalls how happy and at peace she seemed on the day he agreed to her simple request: to be allowed to walk, truly alone for once, along a beautiful, deserted beach. Some of these recollections are warm and intimate, celebrating Diana for her ability to make a human connection with everyone she met, others are perceptive and revealing, even about Diana's human failings and frailties. Together, they coalesce into a multifaceted portrait of a woman that the world has long desired to know a little better.
"Show me Heaven! I have seen hell. " --Patricia Neal Larry King, world-famous radio and television personality, has asked the talented, the beautiful, the wise, and the rich a question all of us have pondered: How would you like to be remembered after your death? The result is REMEMBER ME WHEN I'M GONE, an entertaining and eloquent collection of "last words" from people in the arts, in politics, in sports, and in business, mostly still alive. In telling and moving reflections, often leavened by self-deprecating humor, these celebrities look back on their lives, their ambitions, their mistakes, and their accomplishments. The contributions range from pithy one-liners by Yogi Berra ("It's over. "), Dave Barry, George Carlin, and Liz Smith ("Excuse my dust!"); to inspired sketches by Stephen King and Peter Falk; to candid reflections from Don Shula, Fred Rogers, and Chevy Chase; to hilarious rants from Margaret Cho and Tommy Lee; and a last request by Arthur Hailey. Often surprising and always memorable, REMEMBER ME WHEN I'M GONE is a timeless collection by stars who will live on forever.
Truth Be Told is a revealing and irresistibly entertaining look back on Larry's remarkable run at CNN, and an honest look at Larry's own life behind the scenes. After more than a half-century of asking questions, Larry King suddenly found everyone wanted answers from him. Was Larry King Live, CNN's highest rated program, ending after three decades? Was Larry getting divorced again? The paparazzi aimed their cameras at Larry. Jay Leno and other late-night talk-show hosts were having fun at his expense. And a cloud of uncertainty hovered over CNN. All of this forced Larry to look at changes in all aspects of his life, ultimately leading to his decision to leave Larry King Live and devote more time to his marriage and children. Larry reflects on how much the world has changed around him over the course of his fifty-year career, and he has a lot to say about everything and everyone: from marriage, politics, sports, entertainment, to the justice system, broadcasting, and the American future. Truth Be Told is a candid and surprising look inside the monumental career of one of the most powerful and legendary talk-show hosts as he signs off from the nightly television program that has been close to all of our hearts.
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