Barry ZeVan, The Weatherman, Pioneer In Radio And Television, Releases 'My Life Among The Giants'

Subtitled "Thank you, Jerry Stiller, for urging me to write this book", ZeVan's long-awaited memoir is a treasure-trove of celebrity stories and anecdotes covering a career spanning seven decades
By: Barry ZeVan
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Oct. 27, 2016 - PRLog -- Barry ZeVan has announced the release of  'Barry ZeVan - My Life Among The Giants, A Memoir'. ZeVan's memoir is a mind-boggling chronicle of a career in show business and media that has spanned seven decades. It is filled with delightful stories and anecdotes detailing personal relationships with hundreds upon hundreds of celebrities whose names we would all recognize - everybody from politicians to movie stars, radio and television personalities and political figures. There are over 370 iconic names in the acknowledgment pages alone.

Frankly, it would probably be far easier to make a list of people he hasn't known.

Sam Donaldson, ABC-TV White House correspondent, is quoted on the back cover as saying, "How can Barry ZeVan know so many famous people? Beats me, but he does and the stories he tells about them make fascinating reading." That is an understatement.

The book is much more than a collection of revealing stories, however. It is a memoir that details a life filled with bright lights, tempered with an undercurrent of darkness. Ultimately the book is inspiring in many ways and is, in the final analysis, a tale about survival.

The book is the result of encouragement from Barry's longtime friend, Jerry Stiller, to recount the very rich experiences of his life. As Jerry Stiller wrote to Barry: "You're an express train that hasn't reached its destination . . .You should be more recognized."

Barry says: "What I've written involves a lifetime of being welcomed into literally dozens of circles of the world's most powerful individuals, globally, with vivid memories of how they were as 'people' Rather than 'name-dropping', the memories I'm sharing are related in awe and gratitude of my privilege to have had their private selves be shared with mine, and vice-versa, personally and professionally."

"I wrote this book because dear Jerry Stiller told me my life story had to be told and seen by not only people in broadcasting, show business and politics, but anyone from any walk of life who has the ability to read! My memoir covers every facet of life, from poverty to survival to comfort to longtime anxious times, but including being taken under the wings of some of the world's most iconic people, becoming part of their lives in very personal and warm ways and the stories surrounding each of those elements. I've been told my book should be made into a movie. It's flattering, but the movie would be 17 hours long! This book is definitely NOT predictable. I'm honored former Vice President Mondale, former ABC-TV anchor Sam Donaldson and APT's Rudy Maxa, among others, have stated that fact in their kind endorsements on the back cover. MY consensus? At age 79 and a cancer survivor, I've been a very blessed 'boy' and still have the mind and energy of a four year old, happy to have fulfilled Jerry Stiller's admonition I write the book."

Reviewers and readers have praised 'My Life Among The Giants'. One said, "Barry is a master storyteller, able to capture the essence of some of the biggest names we grew up with, shedding new light on who they were, what motivated them, what made them tick." Another stated, "Barry ZeVan's book is amazing. A word of warning: You won't be able to put it down."

Barry ZeVan is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at 'Barry ZeVan - My Life Among The Giants, A Memoir', is available at More information is available at his website at

About Barry ZeVan:

Barry ZeVan, the Weatherman, has been a radio and television icon for over 73 years. He is an actor, writer and award-winning producer, known for, among others, 'The Best of Hollywood' (1998), 'Television: The First Fifty Years' (1999) and 'Hiding Victoria' (2006). He was known as Barry ZeVan, The Weatherman, on Channel 5 in Minneapolis-St. Paul in the early 1970s, Channel 7 in Washington, D.C. in the mid-1970s, Channels 2 and 4 in Detroit in the early 1980s and later on Channel 11 in Minneapolis-St. Paul during the mid-1980s.

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