cover image Tell Me More

Tell Me More

Larry King. Putnam Publishing Group, $21.95 (301pp) ISBN 978-0-399-13574-3

With seven talk shows a week on radio, five on television and a weekly newspaper column, King ( Tell It to the King ) interviews innumerable celebrities from show business, politics, sports and the media. Here with freelancer Occhiogrosso he presents high and low moments of those occasions. The book opens with a bang as the authors discuss some of the comedians King has encountered--and lead the way to a cache of jokes. King's enthusiasm for baseball and lack of it for football make good reading, as do his views on such politicians as Jesse Jackson, Mario Cuomo and Richard Nixon. There have been guests he doesn't like--a few (e.g., Zsa Zsa Gabor) make repeat visits because they hype the ratings. This storehouse of anecdote is well worth readers' attention. First serial to Penthouse; BOMC alternate. (Sept.)