Regis Philbin Pens Memoir
Retiring talk show host calls book a 'thank-you' to fans
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 10, 2011 10:10 AM CDT
FILE - In this June 27, 2010 photo, host Regis Philbin arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, in Las Vegas.   (Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – Regis Philbin may be exiting the talk show world, but before he (finally) goes, he's leaving his fans with a "personal thank-you" in the form of a memoir, due this fall. Though currently untitled, the book will reflect on his decades-long television career and include stories about Live! With Regis and Kelly co-host Kelly Ripa, her predecessor Kathie Lee Gifford, and such celebrities as Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, and Jerry Seinfeld, according to the publisher.

Philbin, 79, announced in January that he will leave his long-running morning talk show by the end of the year. The farewell memoir is to be published by It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. His previous books include I'm Only One Man and Who Wants to Be Me?