Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: December 2002
Duration: 5 hours 17 minutes
Suspense, excess, danger, and exuberant fun come together in Chuck Barris's unlikely autobiography-the tale of a wildly flamboyant '70s televsion producer nationally know as the host of The Gong Show. What most people don't know is that Barris also spent close to two decades as a decorated covert assassin for the CIA, claiming to have killed over thirty people.
Barris, who achieved tremendous success as the creator of the hit game show The Newlywed Game, joined the CIA as an agent in the early 1960s. He infiltrated the Civil Rights movement, met with militant Muslims in Harlem, and was sent abroad to kill enemies of the American state, even as his game shows began to soar to ratings success.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a wild and improbable tale spiced with intrigue, sex, bad behavior, and plenty of one-liners.