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Hardcover Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets Book

ISBN: 0805091955

ISBN13: 9780805091953

Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off-Screen Secrets

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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 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.

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Love Cavett But Not Best Effort

Been a Cavett fan since the 70s and for the most part he can do no wrong, but after some time this collection of short columns becomes a little tiring, a little repetitive, and often too familiar as he rekindles many topics and tales found in his far superior 'Cavett' book of the 70s (with Chris Porterfield). Don't get me wrong, you get plenty of the Cavett wit and subtle slings and arrows, plus some fine celebrity gossip (as ever, Groucho Marx is his personal god, which is fine) -- I've just read better efforts from him. Cavett is still probably the only figure I get a laugh from when he insists how much smarter and intellectual he is than anyone else -- that's just his M.O. and surely what made him one of the best-ever when it came to leading an interview. Next to Carson, of course. A worthy purchase, just not his best.
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