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Publisher Description

This program is read by the author.

Like Fire & Fury, the gossipy real-life soap opera behind a serious show.

When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within ten years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts: Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. But the daily chatfest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. And the headlines barely scratched the surface.

Based on unprecedented access, including stunning interviews with nearly every host, award-winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes you backstage where the stars really spoke their minds. Here's the full story of how Star, then Rosie, then Whoopi tried to take over the show, while Barbara struggled to maintain control of it all, a modern-day Lear with her media-savvy daughters. You'll hear about how so many co-hosts had a tough time fitting in, suffered humiliations at the table, then pushed themselves away, feeling betrayed—one nearly quitting during a commercial. Meanwhile, the director was being driven insane, especially by Rosie.

Setoodeh uncovers the truth about Star’s weight loss and wedding madness. Rosie’s feud with Trump. Whoopi’s toxic relationship with Rosie. Barbara’s difficulty stepping away. Plus, all the unseen hugs, snubs, tears—and one dead rodent.

Ladies Who Punch shows why The View can be mimicked and mocked, but it can never be matched.

Biographies & Memoirs
Ramin Setoodeh
hr min
April 2
Macmillan Audio

Customer Reviews

davidlaplace ,

Great book

If you wanted to know the back story, this book tells all. And what I already knew... Barbara Walters is a b@@ch!

Mirulz ,


Not as dishy not much new if ur a huge fan

TheCompDoctor ,

Narrator is awful

Good book but the author/ narrator cannot pronounce well-known names like Betty Friedan, Bob Schieffer, etc. worst of all he cannot even say ‘nuclear’. He says ‘nucular’ instead. The problem is soo bad that when he read a portion of the book that downs former Pres. Bush’s inability to pronounce the word, he STILL could not say nuclear correctly.
Authors should not read their own books. We pay good money for audiobooks . We deserve better.

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