"Show me Heaven! I have seen hell." --Patricia Neal
Larry King, world-famous radio and television personality, has asked the talented, the beautiful, the wise, and the rich a question all of us have pondered: How would you like to be remembered after your death? The result is REMEMBER ME WHEN I'M GONE, an entertaining and eloquent collection of "last words" from people in the arts, in politics, in sports, and in business, mostly still alive. In telling and moving reflections, often leavened by self-deprecating humor, these celebrities look back on their lives, their ambitions, their mistakes, and their accomplishments.
The contributions range from pithy one-liners by Yogi Berra ("It's over."), Dave Barry, George Carlin, and Liz Smith ("Excuse my dust!"); to inspired sketches by Stephen King and Peter Falk; to candid reflections from Don Shula, Fred Rogers, and Chevy Chase; to hilarious rants from Margaret Cho and Tommy Lee; and a last request by Arthur Hailey.
Often surprising and always memorable, REMEMBER ME WHEN I'M GONE is a timeless collection by stars who will live on forever.
When Larry King announced he would step down from his nightly live broadcast after more than 40,000 interviews, it signalled the end of an era in television history. At the same time, drama surrounding Larry's personal life was playing out in the headlines. Truth Be Told is a revealing and irresistibly entertaining look back on Larry's remarkable run at CNN, an honest look at Larry's own life, and a behind-the-scenes bird's-eye view of some of the marvellous people Larry has met and talked to throughout his career. This difficult period caused Larry to realize how much the world around him had changed over the course of his 50-year career. Looking at today's cultural and political luminaries as examples, Larry reflects on these changes and has a lot to say about everything and everyone: from marriage, politics, sports, and entertainment to the justice system, broadcasting, and the American future. This 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.
My Remarkable Journey is the definitive autobiography of a legendary and beloved personality in television history. In his most personal work yet, Larry King shares his riveting and inspiring story, from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity as host of CNN's Larry King Live. He speaks candidly about his feelings toward George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Regan, and Richard Nixon. As well, he discusses personal details--his early radio days, the painful loss at age nine of his father, his seven marriages to six women, and how at age sixty-five he discovered he had a grown son. Filled with delightfully evocative personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes observations on some of our most important world figures, My Remarkable Journey is a must-read for Larry King fans.
" Dans ce livre je vous propose ce que j'ai appris sur l'art de la parole, que vous parliez à une seule personne ou à une foule de gens.
" Nous le faisons chaque jour, mais parler à des gens, surtout des gens que nous ne connaissons pas, peut parfois s'avérer être un défi troublant. Larry King, présentateur-vedette de l'émission Larry King Live à l'antenne de CNN, a parlé à beaucoup de monde, de Mikhaïl Korbatchev à Marlon Brando. Il partage dans ce livre ses secrets pour une communication efficace et pleine d'assurance dans n'importe quelle situation.
Que vous soyez à un cocktail, à une entrevue d'emploi, ou en train de faire un discours, il existe des techniques simples pour gagner la faveur de vos auditeurs et faire passer votre message. Vous découvrirez : Comment engager une conversation ; Comment faire des discours et des présentations ; La plus extraordinaire question jamais posée ; Comment surmonter sa timidité et mettre les gens à l'aise ; Quand utiliser l'humour lors de conversations mondaines ou lorsqu'on doit prendre la parole en public ; Que doit-on dire lors d'une entrevue d'emploi ? ; Les trois clés d'une réunion d'affaires efficace ; Huit choses que les plus brillants causeurs ont en commun.
La parole étant l'un des plus grands plaisirs de la vie, pourquoi ne pas en profiter au maximum ?
In the ten years since Princess Diana's shocking and tragic death in 1997, her hold on the world's imagination has only increased. For The People's Princess, Larry King asked many people who knew Diana, some officially and some more personally, for their favorite memories.
Sir Richard Branson recalls Diana sitting in the cockpit of one of his private planes with baby Prince William on her lap; as they flew past Windsor Castle she announced, "On our right you have Grandma's house!" Heather Mills, who, like Diana, has been a tireless campaigner for charitable causes, recalls Diana's work to eradicate the scourge of land mines, as well as the time she was photographed shaking hands with an AIDS patient in a London hospital, doing so much to counteract the stigma associated with the disease at the time. British radio and television personality Chris Tarrant recalls how clearly nervous he was upon meeting Diana for the first time, and how she put him at ease with an incredibly rude joke about Kermit the Frog. Photographer Tim Graham remembers Diana lying on the floor with baby William in order to coax a smile from the young prince. And her chief bodyguard recalls how happy and at peace she seemed on the day he agreed to her simple request: to be allowed to walk, truly alone for once, along a beautiful, deserted beach.
Some of these recollections are warm and intimate, celebrating Diana for her ability to make a human connection with everyone she met, others re perceptive and revealing, even about Diana's human failings and frailties. Together, they coalesce into a multifaceted portrait of a woman that the world has long desired to know a little better.
From the Hardcover edition.
Yogi Berra's dad, an immigrant from northern Italy, didn't see the point of American sports, but taught Yogi to keep his word and always be on time. Mario Cuomo's father seemed diminutive ("Maybe he was five foot six if his heels were not worn"), but he once led Mario and his brother in a herculean, nearly impossible effort to hoist and replant a downed 40-foot-tall blue spruce. C. Everett Koop's dad imparted to his son the crucial difference between buying something and affording something. And from her famous father, Danny, Marlo Thomas learned the wisdom of forgiveness when he told her, "I do not hunch my back with yesterday."
For My Dad and Me, Larry King asked more than 120 celebrated and successful people about their favorite memories of their fathers. Their recollections are rich with life lessons, large and small: Some are truly insightful and wise, some are hilarious, some are pragmatic, but each is a genuine reflection of the priceless gift of fatherhood. It's one thing, after all, to be told about such virtues as honesty and integrity, hard work and perseverance, gentleness and strength. It's quite another to see them living, or even sometimes faltering, within someone you love.
As warm and funny, reassuring and surprising as dads themselves, My Dad and Me not only celebrates fatherhood but also offers some candid glimpses behind the public images of well-known men and women from Donald Trump and President George H.W. Bush to PatriciaHeaton and Bill Gates.
Larry King presents a moving and revealing collection of inspirational stories about fathers--and the life lessons they teach--from a host of famous men and women, including:
Chinua Achebe, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Helen Gurley Brown, President George H. W. Bush, Bob Costas, Alan Dershowitz, Phyllis Diller, Hugh Downs, Bill Gates, Ira Glass, Derek Jeter, Randy Johnson, Don Mattingly, Kevin Nealon, Kurt Russell, Bob Saget, Ryan Seacrest, Marlo Thomas, Alex Trebek, Donald Trump, Al Yankovic, And many more . . .
From the Hardcover edition.