Review: Brief Encounters


Title: Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks

Author: Dick Cavett

Rating: 4 stars

That was one of the most pleasant reading experiences I’ve ever had.

Dick Cavett is a magnificent storyteller. No wonder he’s been a successful writer, comedian and TV host for so many decades.

This book is a collection of articles Dick wrote for a newspaper and they have everything: tales of joy, sadness, confessions of teen stupidity and innocence, highs and lows. Dick talks about people he loves, some he does not (and who doesn’t fancy him either), people he lost and people the world lost.

He also talks about the beginning of his career, and when it finally found its footing.

This is a great book and I highly recommend it if you’re a fan of TV, comedy or life.