Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View

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Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER LikeFire Fury, the gossipy real life soap opera behind a serious show When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation Instead, within ten years, she d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co hosts Joy Behar, Star Jones, Meredith Vieira and Elisabeth Hasselbeck But the daily chatfest didn t just comment on the news It became the news And the headlines barely scratched the surfaceBased on unprecedented access, including stunning interviews with nearly every host, award winning journalist Ramin Setoodeh takes you backstage where the stars really spoke their minds Here s the full story of how Star, then Rosie, then Whoopi tried to take over the show, while Barbara struggled to maintain control of it all, a modern day Lear with her media savvy daughters You ll read about how so many co hosts had a tough time fitting in, suffered humiliations at the table, then pushed themselves away, feeling betrayed one nearly quitting during a commercial Meanwhile, the director was being driven insane, especially by RosieSetoodeh uncovers the truth about Star s weight loss and wedding madness Rosie s feud with Trump Whoopi s toxic relationship with Rosie Barbara s difficulty stepping away Plus, all the unseen hugs, snubs, tears and one dead rodent Ladies Who Punch shows why The View can be mimicked and mocked, but it can never be matched