Monday, May 28, 2012

New in Paperback: Truth Be Told by Larry King

Those who enjoy Larry King’s odd style and eclectic guest list as well as his acerbic and slightly off-the-wall approach will have no trouble getting into Truth Be Told, new in paperback from Weinstein Books this month.

The subtitle summarizes: Off the Record about Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions. And, truly, King really has asked a lot of questions over the last 50 years!

Enjoyably for his readers, King is the ultimate name-dropper. “When I interviewed President Obama…” King says at one point. “No interview was quite like Brando’s” he says at another and “Gaga told me she’s constantly thinking of unique ways to shock and annoy people,” he says at another still. If you’re looking for big, dark insights on the many, many people King has interviewed, you won’t find them here. Rather, these are chirpy observations and friendly anecdotes and -- somehow? -- that’s just right. ◊

Aaron Blanton is a contributing editor to January Magazine. He’s currently working on a book based on his experiences as an American living abroad.

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