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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: The Tell-All Biography 'Johnny Carson'

Most people know Carson as the enigmatic personality who hosted The Tonight Show through some of America’s most revolutionary decades. As the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and other radicalizing events took tide, Carson permeated the American conscious though the TV set. At the peak of his career, Carson’s lawyer and best friend — author Henry Bushkin — knew the recluse Johnny Carson that lived after the cameras stopped rolling. In fact, Bushkin’s explosive, tell-all biography depicts Carson for who he really was: the womanizing, emotional, pistol-packing and at times cruel King of Late Night. Buskhin’s amusing yet unsettling anecdotes about Carson’s run-ins with the mob, his tumultuous romantic relationships and of course the star-studded world in which he roamed give us an in-depth look into the man behind the charm. Check out the book that has newspapers and magazines abuzz with new (and shocking) revelations about King of Late Night.

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