‘The View’ Host Barbara Walters Opens Up About “A Lonely Isolated Childhood” With Her Mentally Disabled Sister

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July 17, 2019 10:59 By Fabiosa

The beloved American journalist and popular host Barbara Walters knows how it feels to live with regret. In a candid memoir, Walters opened up about her family and relationships with her mentally disabled sister.

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Memoir ‘Audition’

During her lasting career on television, Barbara Walters hosted many popular shows. Her breakthrough came after hosting The View and Today.

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In her memoir Audition, Walters shed light on different aspects of her life. The main focus was made on her family and childhood.

Disabled sister

Barbra has two sisters. Her late sister Jackie was mentally disabled, which affected the girl’s childhood a lot. Jackie’s condition had a spillover effect on Barbara, as she told in an interview with The New York Times.

Barbra said:

It was a lonely, isolated childhood.

Jackie’s early death was another tough experience for Barbara. To some extent, her sister’s demise inspired Walters to write the memoir.

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Biggest regret

In an interview with Bill Geddie on ABC News special, Barbara opened up about one of her biggest regrets in life. Walters said she was so busy with her work and career that, at some point, she totally forgot about her family.

She said:

I was so busy with a career… And, you know, on your deathbed, are you going to say, ‘I wish I spent more time in the office?’ No. You’ll say, ‘I wish I spent more time with my family.’

We highly recommend everyone to read Barbara Walters’ memoir Audition. Maybe, it will help someone to make things right in his/her own life.