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Audition : a memoir

Author: Barbara Walters
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for Blind & Dyslexic, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[The author] has spent a lifetime auditioning: for her bosses at the TV networks, for millions of viewers, for the most famous people in the world, and even for her own daughter, with whom she has had a difficult but ultimately quite wonderful and moving relationship. This book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Barbara Walters; Barbara Walters
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Walters
OCLC Number: 269367932
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, ©2008.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue --
Lou, Dena, and my princess grandmother --
My childhood --
"Skinnymalinkydink" --
Sixty-three cents --
Pistachio green house --
New York, New York --
Miami at war --
"A very normal girl" --
Sarah Lawrence --
Television 101 --
Bad choices --
It gets worse --
Television 102 and a strange marriage proposal --
Passage to India --
Funeral and a wedding --
Thirteen weeks to thirteen years --
Becoming Barbara Walters --
Garland, Capote, Rose Kennedy, and Princess Grace --
Born in my heart --
Dean Rusk, Golda Meir, Henry Kissinger, and Prince Philip --
Sad times in Florida --
Winning Nixon, losing Sinatra --
Exit Hugh, enter McGee --
Marriage on the rocks --
Historic journey, China with Nixon --
Dead marriage and the Dead Sea --
Resignation in Washington, victory in New York --
Fun and games in Washington --
Special men in my life --
Egypt, Israel, and ¡Hola, Castro! --
Million-dollar baby --
"Don't let the bastards get you down" --
Thank heaven, the Specials --
Finally, Fidel --
Historic interview, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin --
Exit Harry, enter Hugh --
Heartbreak and a new beginning --
Hardest chapter to write --
9/11 and nothing else matters --
Presidents and first ladies, forty years inside the White House --
Heads of state, the good, the bad, and the mad --
Adventures with the most mysterious men --
Murderers --
Uncommon criminals --
Over again, never again --
Celebrities who affected my life --
Monica --
View --
Exit--
To be continued.
Responsibility: Barbara Walters.

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[The author] has spent a lifetime auditioning: for her bosses at the TV networks, for millions of viewers, for the most famous people in the world, and even for her own daughter, with whom she has had a difficult but ultimately quite wonderful and moving relationship. This book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives.-Dust jacket.

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