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Talk Show

Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets

Dick Cavett, read by the author

Macmillan Audio

The legendary talk show host's humorous reminiscences and pointed commentary on the great figures he has known, and culture and politics today

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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  • Talk Show by Dick Cavett--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Dick Cavett read from his book Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets. For years, Dick Cavett played host to the nation's most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. In this humorous and evocative memoir, 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.

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“Listeners fond of the great TV talk shows of the late 1960s to early 1980s will be delighted to hear Cavett read his own observations about some of the more memorable entertainers and cultural figures who have appeared on his eponymous show…Highly recommended for fans of this living legend and for libraries’ humor and popular culture collections.” – Library Journal, Starred Review

“Those who enjoy Cavett’s wonderfully melodious voice and quick wit may prefer to listen to him read ‘Talk Show’ on audio CDs. The package comes with a special DVD of video extras, so it’s well worth the price.” – Courier Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Dick Cavett, read by the author

  • Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show, which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on PBS from 1977 to 1982. He also hosted talk shows on the USA, HBO, and CNBC cable networks. He is the coauthor of Cavett and Eye on Cavett, and since 2007 he has written an online opinion column for The New York Times. He lives in New York City and Montauk, New York.

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Talk Show

Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets

Dick Cavett, read by the author

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Macmillan Audio

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