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Audition - A Memoir

Barbara Walters

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:30


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:41


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:24


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

01:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:09


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:16


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:41


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:29


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:17


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:51


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:30


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:42


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:31