Audition: A Memoir

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Audition: A Memoir
Audition book cover.jpg
Cover of Audition: A Memoir
Author Barbara Walters
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Knopf
Publication date
May 6, 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 624
ISBN 978-0-307-26646-0
OCLC 176951785
070.92 B 22
LC Class PN4874.W285 A3 2008

Audition: A Memoir is a 2008 autobiography by American journalist and television personality Barbara Walters. The book was published on May 6, 2008 by Knopf. Audition provides a relatively full autobiography of Walters, spanning from her childhood to recent interviews. Walters discusses her work and personal life, confessing to an affair with Senator Edward W. Brooke and describing her relationship with Alan Greenspan.

The release of Audition was covered by major media outlets. Walters went on a promotional tour talking about the book, including an hour on The Oprah Winfrey Show and an interview with The New York Times.[1] ABC broadcast an hour-long special hosted by Charlie Gibson on May 7, 2008 to celebrate the book's release. The special, called Audition: Barbara Walters’ Journey, attracted 7.4 million viewers.[2]


  1. ^ Walters, Canny Survivor, Adds It All Up. New York Times. Bill Carter. May 5, 2008.
  2. ^ Mediocre Ratings for Barbara Walters Bio Show. New York Times. Benjamin Toff. May 8, 2008.

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