With a New Afterword by the Author
In her bestselling autobiography, Barbara Walters, arguably the most important woman in the history of television, describes her extraordinary public and private journey.
Audition is the story of an amazingly full life, from her childhood, when Walters's glamorous, risktaking father ran the legendary Latin Quarter nightclub and gained and lost several fortunes, to her own groundbreaking career—as the first woman co-host of the Today show, the first female network news co-anchor, the host and producer of countless top-rated interview specials, the anchor of 20/20, and the creator and co-host of The View. She reveals personal details: her broken marriages and the often difficult but ultimately wonderful relationship with her daughter. And she lets us into the inner lives of some of the world's most intriguing figures, who became a part of her own world, including Fidel Castro, Yasir Arafat, Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie, and every U.S. president since Nixon. Audition is heartbreaking and honest, surprising and fun, sometimes startling, and always fascinating.