Monday, July 16, 2012

Book Review: TRUTH BE TOLD

I've never read a book by Larry King before. I've never watched a single interview he's done on t.v. ... So why would I read his book? Simple: I was curious.

It was a quick and easy read, and for much of the book I wanted to give a five star rating, but then I got to the section on politics and more than once, I thought, "Are you kidding me?" And then there was another point where he insulted Streisand for her perfectionism but joked about a time when Trump told him his breath stunk during an interview. The difference in attitudes seemed like such a sexist bias to me. I was annoyed.

However, the book was a great read.

And the fact that I stopped multiple times to read sections out loud to my family, told me this deserved five stars. The stories about music, celebrities, and life lessons were fascinating. And while I've never watched Larry King interview a single person, I still know who he is. ... Who doesn't?

This book was a great snapshot of not only Larry King but also people he's met along his journey.

What about you?

Have you watched any interviews by Larry King?


  1. I never watched Larry King. He just didn't do it for me.

  2. I'm not a big watcher of him. I've seen a few interesting interviews. Honestly, I don't watch much TV at all and talk shows--radio or TV are not my cup of coffee. Most of the time they irritate me, unless there is a topic or person I'm particularly interested in.


  3. I'm not a big Larry King fan either, although I have seen a few of his shows. Funny how you can enjoy reading about someone you might be able to watch.