Behind the Mic: On Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb, Read by the Author
Jo Reed and Michele Cobb Discuss the Memoir by the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Writer
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss the new memoir from Bess Kalb, a writer for the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show. Listeners will hear the admiration in Kalb’s voice as she expresses the determined spirit of her beloved grandmother, Bobby Bell, with whom she shared a special bond. Bobby was the primary caregiver for Bess for the first year of her life, and she was a woman with strong opinions who gladly shared those opinions with Bess. There are many fun nuggets to find in these sketches, stories, and voicemails that jump around through time periods. Bobby faced enormous difficulties growing up, and her remembrances will bring comfort to listeners facing today’s struggles.
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