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Audition - A Memoir

Barbara Walters

Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: "I want to be you." My stock reply is always: "Then you have to take the whole package." And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package," in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life. Barbara Walters's perception of the world was formed at a very early age. Her father, Lou Walters, was the owner and creative mind behind the legendary Latin Quarter nightclub, and it was his risk-taking lifestyle that made Barbara aware of the ups and downs that can occur when someone is willing to take great risks. The financial responsibility for her family, the fear, the love all played a large part in the choices she made as she grew up: the friendships she developed, the relationships she had, the marriages she tried to make work. Ultimately, thanks to her drive, combined with a decent amount of luck, she began a career in television. And what a career it has been! Against great odds, Barbara has made it to the top of a male-dominated industry. She has spent a lifetime auditioning, and this book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives. In doing so, she has given us a story that is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: "I want to be you." My stock reply is always: "Then you have to take the whole package." And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package," in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life. Barbara Walters's perception of the world was formed at a very early age. Her father, Lou Walters, was the owner and creative mind behind the legendary Latin Quarter nightclub, and it was his risk-taking lifestyle that made Barbara aware of the ups and downs that can occur when someone is willing to take great risks. The financial responsibility for her family, the fear, the love all played a large part in the choices she made as she grew up: the friendships she developed, the relationships she had, the marriages she tried to make work. Ultimately, thanks to her drive, combined with a decent amount of luck, she began a career in television. And what a career it has been! Against great odds, Barbara has made it to the top of a male-dominated industry. She has spent a lifetime auditioning, and this book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives. In doing so, she has given us a story that is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Young people starting out in television sometimes say to me: "I want to be you." My stock reply is always: "Then you have to take the whole package." And now, at last, the most important woman in the history of television journalism gives us that "whole package," in her inspiring and riveting memoir. After more than forty years of interviewing heads of state, world leaders, movie stars, criminals, murderers, inspirational figures, and celebrities of all kinds, Barbara Walters has turned her gift for examination onto herself to reveal the forces that shaped her extraordinary life. Barbara Walters's perception of the world was formed at a very early age. Her father, Lou Walters, was the owner and creative mind behind the legendary Latin Quarter nightclub, and it was his risk-taking lifestyle that made Barbara aware of the ups and downs that can occur when someone is willing to take great risks. The financial responsibility for her family, the fear, the love all played a large part in the choices she made as she grew up: the friendships she developed, the relationships she had, the marriages she tried to make work. Ultimately, thanks to her drive, combined with a decent amount of luck, she began a career in television. And what a career it has been! Against great odds, Barbara has made it to the top of a male-dominated industry. She has spent a lifetime auditioning, and this book, in some ways, is her final audition, as she fully opens up both her private and public lives. In doing so, she has given us a story that is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bernadette Dunne

Length:

26h 52m


Chapters

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04:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:33


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:41


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:31


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:10


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:11


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:37


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:37


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:21


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:50


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:07


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:52


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:23


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:33


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:46


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:41


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:04


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:36


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:37


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:34


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:52


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:09


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:01


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:50


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:50


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:57


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:18


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:43


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:22


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:43


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:06


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:25


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:57


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:03


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:05


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:37


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:20


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:34


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:10


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:01


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:04


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:49


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:43


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:06


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:34


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:32


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:22


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:25


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:16


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:32


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:06


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:00


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

08:54


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:05


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:56


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:08


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:54


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:50


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:07


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:03


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:06


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:04


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:49


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:30


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:42


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:21


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:00


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:26


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:41


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:22


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:25


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:52


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:03


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:54


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:17


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:10


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

05:30


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:58


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:23


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

04:08


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:42


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:42


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:46


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

07:17


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:19


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:22


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:09


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

07:50


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:24


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:36


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:13


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:48


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:45


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:00


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:44


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:16


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:19


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

08:01


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:54


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:16


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

04:24


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:09


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:41


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:15


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:27


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

08:05


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:48


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:43


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

07:11


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:23


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:04


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:45


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:16


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:26


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

08:10


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

06:21


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:02


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

04:27


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

02:02

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