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The Last Days Of Letterman
The Last Days Of Letterman

The Last Days Of Letterman

By Scott Ryan, Foreword by Bill Scheft


300 Pages, 6.0 x 8.9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781949024005

Rights: WOR

Fayetteville Mafia Press (Nov 2018)


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On May 20, 2015, Dave said, "Thank you and goodnight." The Foo Fighters sang "Everlong," and Late Show with David Letterman ended its run. The final six weeks of the series had guests like Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, and the Obamas. All names you have heard many times. But it was the people behind the scenes who pulled off these twenty-eight unforgettable episodes of late-night television.Author Scott Ryan conducted over twenty interviews with the staffers of David Letterman. Most of the participants had never given interviews before. The writers, directors, producers, and stage managers offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to work on these shows. Find out what it takes to write a Top Ten list, book a president for a guest spot, and what it was like working at the Ed Sullivan Theater.Long time Letterman writer Bill Scheft penned the foreword for the book. Included are over 100 color photos from staffers' personal collections, as well as publicity photos from the show. Get the first truly inside look at creating an episode of


"The last six weeks at The Late Show were undoubtably the highlight of my career; it was also the end of my thirty-five years in television. A bittersweet time.

"The monologue chapter is a must-read for people who work in that strange craft and I think the general public will get a lot of insight about the unsung heroes of late night TV"

Author Biography

Scott Ryan is the author of The Last Days of Letterman (2018),