Heeeeeere's ... That SOB

A revenge memoir by Johnny Carson’s lawyer
Photograph by The Carson Entertainment Group via Bloomberg

Some things you probably know about Johnny Carson: He hosted The Tonight Show for 30 years. He made a fortune—and left more than $150 million to his charity, the John W. Carson Foundation. He possessed a widely recognized yet largely ineffable quality that made him excel as the nation’s bedtime tucker-inner. And by now, 21 years after Carson’s final episode and eight years after his death, most have an inkling that his famous on-air sangfroid was matched by an off-air aloofness. He was married four times and became a relative hermit by celebrity standards. Like many super-duper-famous people, he could be an occasional prick.

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