Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters

Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett shares his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life. On his talk show, Cavett welcomed the leading figures from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, and politics, and engaged them in conversation that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Here he 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : A New York Times Book / Henry Holt and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805099775
Characteristics: xiv, 267 pages ; 25 cm


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Dec 26, 2017

I expected to find a book about interviews with the famous stars that I love to watch, Laurel and Hardy, etc. I did find a bit of that, but the rest was just inane ramblings and every chance he got he berated conservatives. I don't know what I expected, I guess since he was from Nebraska, I expected someone nicer than the usual Hollywood nasty people.


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