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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (268 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Cavett Narrator: Dick Cavett Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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For years, Dick Cavett played host to the nation's most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. In this humorous and evocative book, we get to hear Cavett's best tales, as he recounts great moments with the legendary entertainers who crossed his path and offers his own trenchant commentary on contemporary American culture and politics.

Pull up a chair and listen to Cavett's stories about one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, confronting Richard Nixon, scheming with John Updike, befriending William F. Buckley, and palling around with Groucho Marx. Sprinkled in are tales of his childhood in Nebraska in the 1940s and 1950s, where he honed his sense of comic timing and his love of magic.

Cavett is also a wry cultural observer, looking at America today and pointing out the foibles that we so often fail to notice about ourselves. And don't even get him started on politicians.

A generation of Americans ended their evenings in Dick Cavett's company. Talk Show is a way to welcome him back.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 2/17/2014

    " This is a great book to pick up when you only have a few minutes to spare. The book is compiled of short pieces which are actually reprints from columns he wrote from the New York Times . Dick Cavett is an interesting and amusing writer. I was always entertained and especially enjoyed reading his stories on famous personalities of the past. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charles Pearce | 2/12/2014

    " Varied reaction, being a collection of short newspaper opinion articles. A couple of interesting stories, a number of dated stoires, and a few of little interest at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/11/2014

    " The anecdotes are entertaining. Cavett is still stuck on himself, and still complaining about Richard Nixon's enemies list, but although he hates W, Rummy and Cheney, his complaints are not specific enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 1/27/2014

    " Selections from Cavett's NYT online column. Mixed topics between Cavett's past and then-current (2008) political topics. Honestly vastly prefer the non-political, if only because I haven't had time to forget 2008. There's nothing I hate more than going 'I KNOW I KNOW, COME ON' at a book. The audiobook is read by Cavett, who is not only fabulous to listen to, but also is one of the only readers to get even close to the correct speed. (It is rare for me to have an audiobook at 1x speed, unless it is a technical or very complicated book.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gayla Dalton | 1/24/2014

    " I did not like this book, seems like Dick Cavett was very negative about everyone he talked to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry Lane | 1/16/2014

    " A collection of columns written by an interesting and funny guy. Worth the read, but not timeless literature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaye | 1/12/2014

    " I loved reading this book! Dick Cavett is such a witty writer with great stories to share. If you are a fan of George W. and/or Sarah Palin then you might not think that Cavett is so funny! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George Huner | 1/5/2014

    " Worth reading for the stories on Groucho and Basil Rathbone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Meares | 11/25/2013

    " fun! articulate and amusing guy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 5/26/2013

    " His ABC & PBS shows were probably my favorite television in the '70s, and his NYTimes blog continues the same witty banter and celebrity anecdotes. This compilation of the blog captures the best bits, and has prompted me to order the show DVDs (Rock Icons, Hollywood Greats, Comic Legends). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miles26 | 12/20/2012

    " Essays, some good some OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 10/20/2012

    " If you like Dick Cavett, you'll love this book. If you just like very insightful comedy, you'll love this book. His take on politicians is particularly hilarious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 9/13/2012

    " Always loved Dick Cavett. This is his current New York times pieces mingled with memories from his show. You can just pick it up and read a short section. Very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Martira | 8/12/2012

    " Sadly insufferable. Did not finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 4/27/2012

    " Now I remember why I miss him so much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Klagge | 3/22/2012

    " The man has an ego the size of Nebraska, and an unpleasant scholastic personality to go along with it...but he is smart, funny, and knows lots of famous people. Worth reading, but the stories end up being as often about himself as they are about the famous people. And he's not all that interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cjeight | 2/8/2012

    " The bitching about the miss use of the English language was just to much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/26/2011

    " This was actually a pretty funny book - but don't read if you are a conservative! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 9/7/2011

    " I really really like Dick Cavett a lot and these blogs are very very fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 5/24/2011

    " Very clever and extremely well written. I am now a Cavett fan for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 5/4/2011

    " Read by the author! Dick Cavett reminds us of his classic talk show, colorful guests and his warm and very dry wit. I was very young whenthe show aired and we definately had no TIVO but I was able to relive the sixties and sit in on a few of his shows via these anecdotes by Dick Cavett "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 4/28/2011

    " A collection of columns written by an interesting and funny guy. Worth the read, but not timeless literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gian | 3/25/2011

    " It seems to me that ever since I was a young boy, Dick Cavett has made me smile and that is exactly what this collection did, Like sitting down with an old friend and listening, enthralled, to their reminiscences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 3/24/2011

    " Worth reading for the stories on Groucho and Basil Rathbone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoria | 2/27/2011

    " Read by the author! Dick Cavett reminds us of his classic talk show, colorful guests and his warm and very dry wit. I was very young whenthe show aired and we definately had no TIVO but I was able to relive the sixties and sit in on a few of his shows via these anecdotes by Dick Cavett "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaye | 1/16/2011

    " I loved reading this book! Dick Cavett is such a witty writer with great stories to share. If you are a fan of George W. and/or Sarah Palin then you might not think that Cavett is so funny! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gayla | 1/11/2011

    " I did not like this book, seems like Dick Cavett was very negative about everyone he talked to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/10/2011

    " I had forgotten how much I enjoyed his television shows back in the day. Or how much of an intellectual he is. I guess I like that he makes me feel smart when I get his references and allusions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cjeight | 1/6/2011

    " The bitching about the miss use of the English language was just to much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 1/5/2011

    " I always liked Dick Cavett so this was a fun read. It consists of excerpts from his newspaper column from about 2007. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/22/2010

    " I wanted to completely love this, but sometimes Cavett was simply too smug and judgmental in the way that only old men who've known a better era of television can be. My crush on him is still going strong, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 12/11/2010

    " Sadly full of himself. Worth skimming "

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