Suspense, excess, danger and exuberant fun come together in Chuck Barris's unlikely autobiography, the tale of a wildly flamboyant 1970's television producer of innovative game shows such as "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game". What most people don't know is that Barris spent close to two decades as a decorated covert assassin for the CIA, claiming to have killed over 30 people. He 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 to kill enemies of the American state, even as his game shows began to soar to ratings success.
Chuck Barris is a former television executive and host of The Gong Show. He is the author of several books and is currently writing a sequel to his memoir. He lives in New York.