""Audition" is brutally honest, both about Walters and those she's worked with. Readers won't be left wondering what she thinks of anything, or anyone, for that matter. . . . It's a fascinating look at a woman who has lived a fascinating life."
-Laura L. Hutchison, "The Free Lance-Star"
"[Walters'] heartfelt candor lifts this book above mere titillation. . . . blended with this personal drama is a delightful tale of the golden age of television . . . Through 50-plus chapters, you feel as though you've enjoyed a year of weekly lunches with Walters . . . She regales you with the juicy behind-the-scenes details of the celebrities she's interviewed, mixed in with stories of her own trials and tribulations. In the end, you envy her a little less and admire her more."
-Kathleen Matthews, "Washington Post
..".the book is a triumph!"
--Caitlin Flanagan, " The Atlantic"
..".the grande dame of TV news has written a blockbuster. . . . Readers will gobble up the excerpts from scores of interviews with world leaders, politicians, celebrities and murderers."
-Kathleen Daley, " New York Sun"
"an indispensable book along with a surefire monster best seller...intensely readable...She's TV's original monarch and superstar where power, show business and journalism converge. It's Barbara Walters' world, and the rest of us just live in it. [Her] mammoth memoir, doesn't just touch chords, it's a 600-plus page oratorio."
-Jeff Simon, "The Buffalo News
-Rebecca Traister, "Salon.com"
"Ms. Walters's story is greatly humanized by the family memoir that colors her long litany of professional successes."
-Janet Maslin, "The New York Times
"an unusually ambitious and successful book. ...suffused with an emotional intensity...it belongs to a part of American culture that Walters helped invent."
-Nicholas Lemann, "The New Yorker
""She doesn't shy from the tough stuff... Nor does Walters, an entertainer as much as a ground-breaking journalist, skimp on the fun bits."
-Allison Adato, "People"
..".the crowning glory of a remarkable career..."
-Liz Smith, "New York Post
-Jo Piazza, "New York Daily News"
..".compulsively readable... [Walters] gives us an entertaining panorama of a full life lived and recounted with humor and bracing honesty. Alternating between tales of her personal struggles, professional achievements and insider anecdotes about the celebrities and world leaders she's interviewed, this mammoth memoir's energy never flags."
-"Publishers Weekly" (starred)
"A smart, funny, fascinating book in which Walters captures possibly her most elusive subject: herself."
-Ilene Cooper, "Booklist "(starred) "From the Hardcover edition."show more