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You were talking about speaking. We're going to get
back to “Books are Bullets.”
Okay, “Books are Bullets.” I did this program every
week. That's when I met Quent Reynolds. Several of the
people that I met on these programs later became Random House
authors. In fact, there were some publishers who didn't
want their authors to come on the program. They didn't want
to expose them to Bennett Cerf.
Would you read his book before you'd decide to invite
I would. When I do a job, I do it with all of my
heart. If I go and speak for charity to some little school,
I will give it just as much attention as if I were talking
to 4,000 people and getting paid a lot of money for it.
That's why I hate giving my name to committees--charity
things--where I'm not going to do a damned thing. I don't
like this. I do it sometimes because I'm pressured into it.
But often when I become a chairman of some charity drive or
something, I intend to do something for it and really work
for it. I don't like just letting organizations use your
Would you make up questions?
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