I received a copy of Truth Be Told by Larry King from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A surprisingly candid look inside the monumental career of one of
the most powerful and legendary talk-show hosts, and the final year of the
nightly television program that has been close to all our hearts.
After more than a half century of asking questions, in 2010 Larry king
suddenly found everyone wanted answers from him. why was Larry King
Live, CNN's highest-rated program, ending after three decades? was Larry
getting divorced again? Truth Be Told is a deeply revealing look at the
broadcast legend as he dealt with marriage upheaval, the ensuing paparazzi and
tabloid controversy, prostate cancer, the twenty-fifth anniversary of Larry
King Live, and ultimately, his decision to leave the show to pursue a
secret dream -- stand- up comedy.
Larry reflects on how much the world has changed around him over the course
of his fifty-year career, and the riveting conversations he's had with the most
compelling figures in politics, entertainment, medicine, and technology. in
these pages, Larry also shares his most memorable moments with singers and
songwriters (from Sinatra to Lady Gaga); actors (from Marlon Brando to Al
Pacino); billionaires (the high-profile Donald Trump and the low-profile Carlos
Slim); world leaders (Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad); crooks
(Bernie Madoff, the interview that got away); comedians (from Lenny Bruce to
Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock); and a host of others.
I knew of Larry King but hadn't watched his show. I honestly didn't know it had been cancelled. I thought the things he told about the people he interviewed to be very interesting. The layout of the book was a bit odd. It seemed to be written in a random manner. Kind of like Larry was sitting around reminiscing and wrote what ever came to mind about who ever he thought of. At times I found it hard to follow because he bounced around a lot.