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Author Zinoman, Jason, author.

Title Letterman : the last giant of late night / Jason Zinoman.

Publication Info. [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio
[Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  CDBOOK 791.45 LET    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  CD BOOK B LETTERMAN DAVID Z    Check Shelf
Edition Unabridged.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 094500
Description digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Note Unabridged
Performer Read by Michael Goldstrom
Note Compact discs.
Title from container.
Summary In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. While he remains one of the most famous stars in America, he is a remote, even reclusive, figure whose career is widely misunderstood. In Letterman, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of the New York Times, mixes groundbreaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer's titanic legacy. Moving from his early days in Indiana to his retirement, Zinoman goes behind the scenes of Letterman's television career to illuminate the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality. Zinoman argues that Letterman had three great artistic periods, each distinct and part of his evolution. As he examines key broadcasting moments--Stupid Pet Tricks and other captivating segments that defined Late Night with David Letterman--he illuminates Letterman's relationship to his writers, and in particular, the show's cocreator, Merrill Markoe, with whom Letterman shared a long professional and personal connection.To understand popular culture today, it's necessary to understand David Letterman. With this revealing biography, Zinoman offers a perceptive analysis of the man and the artist whose ironic voice and caustic meta-humor was critical to an entire generation of comedians and viewers--and whose singular style ushered in new tropes that have become clichés in comedy today.
Subject Letterman, David.
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Goldstrom, Michael, 1974- narrator.
ISBN 1538411997
Music No. ZEc7kz Blackstone Audiobooks
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