Jason Zinoman - Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night

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Over the course of his thirty-three years as host of Late Night with David Letterman, Letterman single-handedly redefined the talk show. Zinoman’s biography, focusing on both the man and his work, takes readers behind the scenes to show us how that happened. The New York Times’s first comedy critic, Zinoman parses Letterman’s unique mix of absurdist, conceptual, and silly humor and traces it to his first stint, at an Indiana university radio station, where Letterman supplemented the script with invented stories. Zinoman spoke with hundreds of people who worked with Letterman throughout his career, including Late Night’s co-creator, Merrill Markoe, Jay Leno, Martin Short, and Letterman himself. The book is as much a work of cultural criticism as it is the profile of an inimitable performer.

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780062377210
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Published: Harper - April 11th, 2017

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