Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

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In this volume, the legendary talk show host Dick Cavett 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780805099775
Publisher: A New York Times Book / Henry Holt and Company
Imprint: A New York Times Book / Henry Holt and Company
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 791.45028092
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xiv, 267
Weight: 482g
Height: 163mm
Width: 237mm
Spine width: 25mm