My Remarkable Journey

My Remarkable Journey

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Baker & Taylor
The host of CNN's "Larry King Live" shares his riveting story--from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity, in an account filled with personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes observations on important world figures.

Blackwell North Amer
Before Larry King befriended presidents and iconic entertainers, he was Larry Zeiger, the son of Jewish immigrants, whose nickname was Zeek the Creek the Mouthpiece because he never stopped talking. After the painful loss of his father when Larry was nine years old, the Zeigers were forced to go on Relief and the government purchased Larry's first pair of glasses. Determined to fulfill his dream of working in radio, Larry left home as a young man and moved to Miami where, through sheer persistence and luck, and with a little help from Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason, the unparalleled career of "Larry King" began.
n My Remarkable Journey , Larry delves deeply into his extraordinary professional and personal odyssey. As host of CNN's Larry King Live, the first worldwide phone-in TV talk show, as well as with his own all-night Mutual radio show, he has shaped the course of broadcast history by interviewing every U.S. president since Richard Nixon (and their wives); an abundance of world leaders from Vladimir Putin to Nelson Mandela; controversial figures such as O.J. Simpson, Monica Lewinsky, and Tammy Faye Bakker, and countless sports stars, entertainers, and eyewitnesses to historical moments.
King's off-camera life was often filled with very remarkable events as well. Married eight times to seven women, Larry didn't actually meet the son who'd been named after him until Larry King, Jr. was thirty-three years old. He once got into a traffic accident with John F. Kennedy and into trouble when Richard Nixon asked if he could do Larry a favor. He has been fired, incarcerated, struggled with a three-pack-a-day smoking habit, been down to his last $2 when he won an $8,000 trifecta at the racetrack, had a heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery, and founded the Larry King Cardiac Foundation with Larry King, Jr. A father, a grandfather, and a great-grandfather, Larry has been through it all; most recently he was ejected from a Little League game for arguing with the umpire. At 75, he wakes up every morning with the same enthusiasm he had as a kid who announced cars passing on the streets of Brooklyn.
Surprising and candid, moving and entertaining, My Remarkable Journey will be devoured by Larry King's millions of fans worldwide.

Hachette Book Group
The definitive autobiography of one of the most famous personalities in television history-an intimate, revealing, and riveting memoir that will show a Larry King the world has never known, up close and personal.

Celebrated as "the most remarkable talk-show host on TV ever" by TV Guide and "master of the mike" by Time magazine, for a half-century the world's most influential figures have been telling their story to Larry King. Now the man in suspenders 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.

Before he befriended presidents and iconic entertainers, Larry grew up on the streets of Brooklyn, where he was known to friends as "Zeke the Greek the Mouthpiece" because he never stopped talking. Larry delves deeply into his extraordinary personal odyssey, beginning with the loss of his father at age nine. He has lost jobs, had a three-pack-a-day smoking habit, been down to his last $2 when he won an $8,000 trifecta at the racetrack, had a heart attack and quintuple bypass surgery, quit smoking, founded a heart foundation that has raised millions and assisted thousands, and now, at the age of seventy-five, has recently gotten thrown out of a Little League game for arguing a call in defense of his nine-year-old son.

Filled with delightfully evocative personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes observations on some of our most important world figures, What Am I Doing Here? will be devoured by Larry King's millions of fans worldwide.


Baker
& Taylor

The host of of CNN’s Larry King Live shares his riveting story—from his humble roots in Depression-era Brooklyn to the heights of celebrity—in an account filled with personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes observations on some of our most important world figures. Original.

Publisher: New York : Weinstein Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781602860865
Branch Call Number: BIO King KIN
Characteristics: 294 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), col. ports. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fussman, Cal

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Jun 13, 2017

I have never been much of a Larry King fan, but when I worked in the Washington, D.C. area around the 1970s and working swing shift, I would listen to him occasionally until his 1978 show, when he and another NY Jewish fellow from Wall Street, spent the hour trashing the American military and American soldiers in particular [ // Wouldn't trust one to work as a copy machine operator \\ said King's NY Jewish buddy, and Larry concurred ], and then went on to trash the Pope [not a fan, but still thought it in poor taste].
Last time I listened to that idiotic screwball.
Nothing about Larry is recommended!

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