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Publisher Description

Here's Johnny is like sitting with Ed and Johnny over lunch:

The last time I saw Johnny, about a year before he died, we had chicken, a couple of glasses of red wine, and then we just sat there and reminisced, going back and forth the way we did on the show. We talked about our kids, and our careers and the state of America, just two lucky guys who loved each other and the good luck of our careers.

Ed McMahon is the only person who was with Johnny Carson, even before The Tonight Show, when they both first appeared on Who Do You Trust. Now, with Johnny's blessing before he died, McMahon can finally share all the stories that only he knows. From the sofa at Johnny's right, to backstage, to their personal relationship - McMahon will provide a real view of the man who was so careful to only show one side of himself to the public. Brilliant in front of the camera, but shy in person, Carson seldom gave interviews. Only McMahon can tell the stories and provide the insights into the personality that made Johnny Carson more of a friend we invited into our home than a television star.

This entertaining tribute will feature over 200 pictures, many never before published, from both McMahon's and Carson's private archives.

Biographies & Memoirs
October 16
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

1 Banker ,

Easy to read. Easy to put down

This is one of those books that you can read for 10 minutes or 2 hours. It brought back many memories of watching Johnny between my feet on the tv across the bedroom. He always made me laugh.

Beebe gal ,


I enjoyed reading it, but it ended to soon. Would have liked more stories about individual guests that came on the show

maxquell ,

Ed McMahan's Johnny Carson

What beautiful and fun memories of a beautiful friendship and two talented and fun men! Lots of laughs behind the scenes given by Ed as the bond between the two men grew and solidified! Respect for each other and a genuine love of making people laugh reveal a special connection between Ed and Johnny! A good book!

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