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He’s one of the most ubiquitous men on television. He’s certainly the most calm, cool, and collected—the king of “off the cuff.” And no one throws to a commercial better. Yes, Tom Bergeron is a Hollywood staple, and the role for which he is best known is, well, himself. But while he’s a comforting presence to millions of people, cultivating this seemingly unshakeable positive outlook and cool persona took as much motivation, inspiration, perseverance, and experience as it would take one to prepare a classic part for the stage. I’m Hosting as Fast as I Can! is the trying, often laugh-out-loud journey it took to get to himself.

Tom got into the world of entertainment by way of local radio at age seventeen, hosting what his first boss told him was and should be a “no-personality station.” He said, “Tommy, just play the records and read the commercials.” But the sit-down-and-shut-up attitude belied Tom’s natural inclination to inject personality and a little pluck into his broadcasts. So Tom sought other performance opportunities on radio, in improvisational theater, and even as a mime (yes, a mime), which would help him hone the expressiveness that seems to come so naturally to his presentation. His determination would result in a high-profile hosting gig on the iconic game show Hollywood Squares and guest-hosting appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’ Early Show. But as is sometimes the case with enthusiastic dynamos like Tom, he had an explosive temper that he admits had the potential to derail his dreams of being not only a successful broadcaster but also a successful husband, father, and friend. How to cope? “I meditated my temper into submission,” says Tom with his trademark sense of humor. In I’m Hosting as Fast as I Can!, Tom elaborates on the process by which he is able to sit calmly and patiently without being distracted, at any time, no matter how hectic, as well as respond quickly (and hilariously) when Marie Osmond faints at his feet on live television.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The charm and wit that have made Tom Bergeron one of television’s most popular hosts [are] reflected beautifully in I’m Hosting as Fast as I Can! Readers will love Tom’s book.”

    Bob Barker

  • “You are a good man, Charlie Brown! Also an honest man, an entertaining man, a life-instructing man, and one hell of an autobiographer. Congratulations, Tom!”

    Carl Reiner

  • “An inspirational book…proof that when you know who you are and what you want, you can accomplish anything.”

    Jenny McCarthy, New York Times bestselling author and actress

  • “Tom Bergeron has spent his entire career proving himself to be the consummate television host and is clearly the best in the business at what he does. Now he invites you to find out how he made it all look so effortless, and he does so  with the same humility and sense of humor that have made him famous. Reading this book is like spending quality time with an old friend: perfectly comfortable and lots and lots of fun.”

    Mike Greenberg, cohost of Mike and Mike in the Morning and author of Why My Wife Thinks I’m and Idiot

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About the Author
Author Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron is an American television personality and game show host best known as the host of the ABC reality series Dancing with the Stars (2005–present) and host of America’s Funniest Home Videos (2001–present). He is a Daytime Emmy winner.