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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (789 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Barris Narrator: Chuck Barris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2002 ISBN:
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Suspense, excess, danger and exuberant fun come together in Chuck Barris' unlikely autobiography - the tale of a wildly flamboyant 1970s television producer, better known as the infamous host of The Gong Show. What most people don't know is that Barris allegedly spent close to two decades as a decorated covert assassin for the CIA.

Barris, who achieved tremendous success as the creator and producer of hit TV game shows such as The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, claims to have joined the CIA as an agent in the early 1960s, infiltrated the Civil Rights Movement, met with militant Muslims in Harlem, and traveled abroad in order to kill enemies of the United States.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is now a movie directed by and starring George Clooney, with Sam Rockwell as the author, but the original story is wild and gripping, spiced with intrigue, sex, bad behavior, and plenty of great one-liners. It is destined to become a classic. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/16/2014

    " I had the biggest crush on Chuck Barris growing up. I never missed The Gong Show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 12/25/2013

    " I want to be this crazy when I'm old. Or now. Either one, really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/16/2013

    " A really fun piece of reading. I don't believe a word of the spy stuff, but it's a great story, and you do get some insight into Barris' mind, as well as insider information about the iconic Gong Show that seems to be drawn from fact (or at least from Barris' actual memories). Very enjoyable if you don't take it too seriously. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 11/18/2013

    " fun fiction disguised as fact "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 11/9/2013

    " Not terribly well-written, but I found it delightfully crass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annene | 10/30/2013

    " I probably had a more rarefied experience with this book, seeing as I uncovered it sometime in the mid 1980s in the bargain building of Manhattan's Barnes and Noble and had absolutely no clue what to expect. It's difficult to reproduce the utter WTF-ness of reading this supposed confession by a personality whose most recent public incarnation was defined by how stoned he looked when appearing on a supposedly main stream television show, but even if you remove that from the equation, this is read that I remember fondly as a damn fine bit of entertainment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Schoffman | 10/28/2013

    " Decent read. The author is a pathological liar who claims to be a covert CIA operative while being a highly successful TV producer during the 70s. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) | 10/13/2013

    " Enjoyable book that shows that Chuck Barris is a true intellect, and is trully not to be viewed as a creator of crass television. Plus was he or was he not really working for the CIA...I think it doesn't matter, the book is here for entertaiment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 8/31/2013

    " Pretty freakin' sweet. I'm sad I was too young for the Gong Show. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayson Rodriguez | 8/8/2013

    " ridiculous book. just absurd enough to believe. entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 6/15/2013

    " One of my favorite books and one of my favorite films. Highly underrated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Johnsen | 3/13/2013

    " Watched a lot of The Gong Show when I was a kid. I read this book a year or two before the Clooney-helmed movie of it was released. I thoroughly enjoyed this autobiography. A very fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/20/2013

    " Loved the movie and loving the book - almost done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 5/5/2012

    " I think this book is superb. Chuck Barris...well, he can weave a funny tale, I'll tell you that. There's an hilarious, tragic story in here about his grandma...god. Well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 5/1/2012

    " A good read every five years or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Snyder | 7/10/2011

    " If all true, it is an incredible story and a CIA/game show creating bad ass. The shit you see about assassins and moles in the movies is for real. And once again the cliche about the book being better than the movie is true, but watch the movie anyway. I'm amazed Barris was never taken out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 5/23/2011

    " The idea of the host of The Gong Show actually being a secret agent and Barris actually playing it completely straight the whole time sounds a lot more intriguing than it actually ends up being on paper. Given how outrageous a claim he's making, I expected the story to be more, well, outrageous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Sorensen | 12/23/2010

    " This book is just hilarious. It is not at all clear if this thing is made up or true, BUT - who cares if it is true or not. It is just too funny. The veracity of the book is secondary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cookie | 11/19/2010

    " I don't care if this story is untrue, Chuck Barris is a fantastic story teller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 8/30/2010

    " i wish this book had a forward by gene the dancin' machine. alas, it does not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 8/11/2010

    " If all true, it is an incredible story and a CIA/game show creating bad ass. The shit you see about assassins and moles in the movies is for real. And once again the cliche about the book being better than the movie is true, but watch the movie anyway. I'm amazed Barris was never taken out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kattya | 7/22/2010

    " This man was obviously a few sandwiches short of a picnic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 6/14/2010

    " Loved the movie and loving the book - almost done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 6/6/2010

    " Lots of fun to listen to. Well done. Summary: Suspense, excess, danger, and exuberant fun come together in Chuck Barris's unlikely autobiography--the tale of a wildly flamboyant TV producer nationally known as the host of "The Gong Show." He was also a trained assasin for the CIA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 4/3/2010

    " A good read every five years or so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 12/11/2009

    " Not terribly well-written, but I found it delightfully crass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 8/23/2009

    " One of my favorite books and one of my favorite films. Highly underrated. "

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