Larry King, the perennial talk-show host, came up with a brilliant idea for a book. Ask celebrities how they would like to be remembered after they are gone. Then he went and asked that question of a diverse group of people and got a fascinating slew of answers compiled in this entertaining book.
Some of the most interesting entries are the most unexpected, such as Max Baer, Jr. His original poem will surprise many who have long stereotyped him as the big goofy Jethro he played on "The Beverly Hillbillies." Ruth Buzzi said she “would have made a gorgeous armadillo." Kato Kaelin said, “I guess my fifteen minutes are up!” Yogi Berra: “It’s over.” David Brinkley: “I always tried to tell the truth.” Phil Donahue: “Is the caller there?” Bob Barker: “Instead of sending flowers, please have your pets spayed or neutered.” Yoko Ono: “Imagine!”
It is fascinating to read what the famous and infamous wish us to remember them as and for. This would be a great book to read at parties, reading the quotes and having guests to guess who said what. A fun book for celebrity watchers.