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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:
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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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.) "

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