Knopf to publish Walters autobiography

July 8, 2006 at 6:36 PM
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NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters has found a new publisher for her much-anticipated autobiography.

Walters is believed to have snagged a $5 million advance from the Knopf imprint of Random House, the New York Post reported.

Walters said her autobiography is meant to reveal her personal life, including her childhood as the daughter of a nightclub entrepreneur.

"It's not a series of my television interviews; it's the story of my life, and it's a life that a lot of people don't know," Walters told the Post.

Walters has been a common face in television news since the 1970s. Her most recent controversy involves the dismissal of Star Jones, a co-host of her daytime talk show, ABC's "The View."

Walters was originally going to publish with Miramax books. A spokesman for Knopf told the Post the firm was thrilled to be publishing the work.

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