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Call Me Ted
By Ted Turner
Call Me Ted
By Ted Turner with Bill Burke
Read by Ted Turner, Nick Sullivan, Richmond Hoxie, Sherman Howard, and Maggie-Meg Reed
Hachette Audio, (2008)
An Unabridged Recording on 13 CDs
ISBN 10: 1-60024-422-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-60024-422-3
This audiobook is also available in an abridged edition on 7 Cds ISBN: 978-1-60024-420-9.
Reviewed by Herbert White - November 26, 2008
Ever wondered what makes Ted Turner tick? Or how he became the man he is? What motivated him to become a TV mogul? What is the secret of his success? All these questions and more are addressed in Ted Turner's enlightening autobiography, aptly titled, Call Me Ted.
This unique biography of Turner chronicles his own life's story, from his troubled childhood and his marriage with Jane Fonda, to his career and philanthropic endeavors. In addition to this insightful foray into Turner's life, this audiobook also includes a selection of short, "Ted Stories." These are stories about Turner told by his friends, co-workers, and family members. This audio edition of Call Me Ted is read by Turner, himself, along with Nick Sullivan, Richmond Hoxie, Sherman Howard, and Maggie-Meg Reed.
Along the way, Turner explores his relationships with such world leaders as Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Jimmy Carter as well as with such financial mavens as Bill Gates, Jack Welch, and Warren Buffett. Turner does not shy away from his failures or the traumatic incidents in his life, and he covers such painful topics as the death of his seventeen-year-old sister and his father's suicide. How he created CNN, became the manager of the Atlanta Braves, and the disastrous AOL/Time Warner merger deal are just a few of the many pivotal moments in his business life that are discussed, in detail, within this book.
Call Me Ted provides an energetic and informative glimpse into the life and thoughts of a unique individual, whose life has been both turbulent and dynamic. Turner tells his story with forthright honesty and amazing detail. This book is a must for anyone with an interest in learning about this energetic and complex man, or his meteoric rise in the business realm - and the factors that propelled him to the heights he has reached.
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