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Brief Encounters - Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Dick Cavett

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A 2016 Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life In Brief Encounters, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from James Gandolfini and John Lennon to Mel Brooks and Nora Ephron, enhancing our appreciation of their talent, their personalities, and their place in the pantheon. We tag along as Cavett spends an afternoon with Stan Laurel at his modest apartment in Los Angeles, spars with Muhammad Ali at his training camp, and comes to know a young Steve Jobs-who woos him to be Apple's first celebrity pitchman. He also offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing, and the utter improbability of being alive at all. On his talk show, Cavett welcomed the leading figures from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, sports, and politics, and engaged them in conversation that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show, has called him "a legend and an inspiration" and has written a foreword that makes clear the debt that today's talk show hosts owe to Dick Cavett. Brief Encounters opens the door on how Cavett's mind works and what it is like to live in his world. To spend a few minutes, or an hour, or even a whole evening with Dick Cavett is an experience not to be missed, and now there's no reason to deny yourself. Settle in, and enjoy the conversation!

Language:

English

Length:

8h 10m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:50


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:09


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:19


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

23:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

10:21


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

10:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:38