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The Resource I'm hosting as fast as I can!: : [Zen and the art of staying sane in Hollywood], Tom Bergeron, (electronic resource)

I'm hosting as fast as I can!: : [Zen and the art of staying sane in Hollywood], Tom Bergeron, (electronic resource)

Label
I'm hosting as fast as I can!: : [Zen and the art of staying sane in Hollywood]
Title
I'm hosting as fast as I can!:
Title remainder
[Zen and the art of staying sane in Hollywood]
Statement of responsibility
Tom Bergeron
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Contributor
Language
eng
Summary
He's one of the most ubiquitous men on television. Certainly the most calm, cool, and collected-the king of "off the cuff." And no one throws to a commercial better. Yes, Tom Bergeron is a Hollywood staple, and the role for which he is best known is . . . well . . . himself. But while he's a comforting presence to millions of people, cultivating this seemingly unshakeable positive outlook and cool persona took as much motivation, inspiration, perseverance, and experience as it would take one to prepare a classic part for the stage. I'm Hosting as Fast as I Can! is the trying, often laugh-out-loud journey it took to get to himself. Tom got into the world of entertainment by way of local radio at age seventeen, hosting what his first boss told him was and should be a "no-personality station." He said, "Tommy, just play the records and read the commercials." But the sit-down-and-shut-up attitude belied Tom's natural inclination to inject personality and a little pluck into his broadcasts. So, Tom sought other performance opportunities on radio, in improvisational theater, and even as a mime (yes, a mime), which would help him hone the expressiveness that seems to come so naturally to his presentation. His determination would result in a high-profile hosting gig on the iconic game show Hollywood Squares and guest-hosting appearances on ABC's Good Morning America and CBS's Early Show. But as is sometimes the case with enthusiastic dynamos like Tom, he had an explosive temper that he admits had the potential to derail his dreams of being not only a successful broadcaster but also a successful husband, father, and friend. How to cope? "I meditated my temper into submission," says Tom with his trademark sense of humor. In I'm Hosting as Fast as I Can!, Tom elaborates on the process by which he is able to sit calmly and patiently, without being distracted, at any time, no matter how hectic, as well as respond quickly (and hilariously) when Marie Osmond faints at his feet on live TV. Haven't seen it? Check it out on YouTube. The man is always in control
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1955-
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Bergeron, Tom
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
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other
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Read by the author
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  • Bergeron, Tom
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adult
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I'm hosting as fast as I can!: : [Zen and the art of staying sane in Hollywood], Tom Bergeron, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 15 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780061845475
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I'm hosting as fast as I can!: : [Zen and the art of staying sane in Hollywood], Tom Bergeron, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 15 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9780061845475
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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11595554
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MWT11595554
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unknown
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access
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sound
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(MWT)MWT11595554
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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