A good read to see the ruthlessness and ego that take place behind the scenes of a day time talk show.
I saw the author on the Jenny McCarthy show podcast on YouTube, he seemed well versed and researched so I purchased the book.
This book confirmed for me what I thought about Rosie O’Donnell insofar as she is a nasty, nasty human being, Barbra Walters being full of herself and Star Jones also. I give Barbra credit however for being able to see the signs and know the Hollywood game which kept The View on so long. I’m not American yet find it sad that The View is so left leaning which seems to not really give an honest “view” of the full political landscape in America. I see why Elisabeth didn’t want to be interviewed for this book and drag herself backwards or relive it. I also see why Rosie O’Donnell slammed this book after its release even though she was interviewed as she has been exposed for who she really is, a thug. I admire the author for not being scared to tell the truth about Rosie and give us an insider account behind the scenes over the years, well researched.
A well written book, easy to understand and keep up.
This book ranks among my favourite non-fiction books for the same reason The View has evolved and established itself among the most socially, if not politically relevant television shows over the past two decades. Mr Setoodeh has not only succeeded in authoring a cohesive and comprehensive account of The View historically, but also managed to offer the reader an authentic portrayal of the (sometimes flawed) humanity seen on camera, as well as what's been revealed off camera.