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Subject: Barbara Walters Audition
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 3:50 PM ET
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Who has read it?  I don't particularly care for Barbara Walters, but I'm thinking she's got some good stories to tell.  The book is on my wishlist, but there's hundreds of people before me.  If you've read it, what did you think?

 

Renae

Date Posted: 6/23/2008 1:57 PM ET
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I really enjoyed it. I've gained a new found respect for her.  I didn't realize what a trailblazer she was for women.  Unfortunately, I'm not ready to part with the book yet.

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I'm waiting on the library copy. I am not as interested in her, as the stories she tells about people she's interviewed.

Lynn S. (lsuth) - ,
Date Posted: 8/7/2008 9:33 AM ET
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I got it from the libary. I found it interesting and well writen. I knew she was a woman that worked her way up in a tough industry but I didn't know how tough it was. I also learned a lot about her growing up years. I have more respect for her now.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 9:22 PM ET
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I have this book but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I'm betting it's gonna be great though!

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 11:53 PM ET
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I was able to get a copy from our library and enjoyed it very much.  It took me several days to read though.  She told so much about so many fascinating people.  Her life also has been fascinating as well.

Date Posted: 11/22/2008 10:45 PM ET
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I haven't read it yet either. It's on my wait list as well.

Date Posted: 2/4/2009 11:25 AM ET
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OK---by now I have read it, and I enjoyed most of it. But as I suspected, I was not that interested in her earlier, personal life, as in the stories about the people she interviewed, and those parts were great.

I thought I did detect more than a bit of edo (she's earned it, for sure, but do you have to be so obvious about it?!) and her attitudes about people she thought "did her wrong" was over the top. I can definiely see how she would be difficult to deal with.

Date Posted: 7/13/2009 9:35 PM ET
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I actually bought a softcover copy a few days ago at my Half Price Books and am reading it now.  I think BW is one of those people that you instantly like or don't like, or perhaps she's an acquired taste, but her life has been interesting, and I already have a lot of new admiration for her.

It'll be on my bookshelf soon to pass along!  :)

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 5:49 PM ET
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I wasn't that impressed with it. I usually love memoirs, but found myself bored throughout much of it. She has led a fascinating life, but is a dull writer.