LETTERMAN: THE LAST GIANT OF LATE NIGHT (2017) by Jason Zinoman
"In a career spanning more than thirty years, David Letterman redefined the modern talk show with an ironic comic style that transcended traditional television. InLetterman, Jason Zinoman, the first comedy critic in the history of The New York Times, mixes ground-breaking reporting with unprecedented access and probing critical analysis to explain the unique entertainer’s titanic contributions. Moving from Letterman’s early days in Indiana to his retirement, Zinoman has explored behind the scenes of Letterman’s television career to shed light on the origins of his revolutionary comedy, its overlooked influences, and how his work intersects with and reveals his famously eccentric personality."
Published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Hardcover / 5.3" x 7.9" / 368 pages