Truth Be Told

Truth Be Told

Off the Record About Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and A Half Century of Asking Questions

Book - 2011
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Truth Be Told is a revealing and irresistibly entertaining look back on Larry's remarkable run at CNN, and an honest look at Larry's own life behind the scenes. After more than a half-century of asking questions, Larry King suddenly found everyone wanted answers from him. Was Larry King Live, CNN's highest rated program, ending after three decades? Was Larry getting divorced again? The paparazzi aimed their cameras at Larry. Jay Leno and other late-night talk-show hosts were having fun at his expense. And a cloud of uncertainty hovered over CNN. All of this forced Larry to look at changes in all aspects of his life, ultimately leading to his decision to leave Larry King Live and devote more time to his marriage and children.

Larry reflects on how much the world has changed around him over the course of his fifty-year career, and he has a lot to say about everything and everyone: from marriage, politics, sports, entertainment, to the justice system, broadcasting, and the American future. Truth Be Told is a candid and surprising look inside the monumental career of one of the most powerful and legendary talk-show hosts as he signs off from the nightly television program that has been close to all of our hearts.

Publisher: New York : Weinstein Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781602861305
Branch Call Number: B K5842a7
Characteristics: vii, 225 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm


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Aug 07, 2017

Whether on the radio/TV/podcast or writing a book, Larry is like a comfortable old shoe.

Larry writes about celebrities he knows and interviews and in this book he also writes about his wife Shawn. He hints at problems in his marriage but stops short of explaining exactly what they me just enough information to confuse me. I remember some of it playing out in the media when it happened, but it would have been nice to get more of his perspective.

I always enjoy his reminiscence of celebrities. I especially liked his stories of doing his Florida radio show from Pumper nicks and meeting and getting to know singer Bobby Darin. It's a story he has retold in this book. He also writes of how he came to interview Frank Sinatra for the first time through a mutual friend-Jackie Gleason.

Sep 10, 2013

Interesting, but not off the record. This book is not a tell-all memoir. Nothing shocking is revealed. It is essentially just a segments of history as remembered by Larry King, resembling a who's who of pop culture and the political world. It's a short entertainin read, though, and I realized, though I never really took any notice of Larry King before, how much I think I'd like him. I'd definitely recommend this book.

Saved1004 May 25, 2012

I learned quite a bit about many people and of course about Larry King himself. I actually was surprised to learn he does not believe in God. He writes quite well & I finished the book in record time (by my standards).


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