Picks and Pans Review: Anything Goes!
by Larry King with Pat Piper
One morning in 1958 young Larry King was driving in Miami when he bumped the car in front of him, doing slight damage. The driver turned out to be John F. Kennedy, who introduced himself and told King to keep him in mind—he was planning to run for President in two years. As the CNN talkmeister recounts in this entertaining, nostalgic memoir—mostly focusing on the Clinton era—many a political figure has since ingratiated himself with King en route to the White House. In what amounts to a collection of TV highlights, King does include some choice off-camera tidbits, like the time he visited Judge Ito's chambers during the O.J. Simpson trial and accidentally exited into the courtroom itself. ("Hey, Larry!" Simpson said. "Juice, good to see you," said King.) Then there was the call King got from Bill Clinton hours after the President was impeached. Hearing a football game blaring in the background, the President asked King, "Who won the Jets game? I've been distracted all day." (Warner, $25.95)
Bottom Line: Fit for a King