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Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones

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English

Pages

229

Publication Date

May 17, 2016

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<p><strong>#1 <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em>, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.</p><p>Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out—a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting <em>The Bobby Bones Show</em> at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby’s passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean.</p><p>Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby’s distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn’t shy away from the curves he continues to navigate—including his obsessive-compulsive disorder—on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.</p><p>Funny and tender, raw and honest, <em>Bare Bones</em> is pure Bobby Bones—surprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.</p>
Easy For You To Say
by Stuttering" John Melendez

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English

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Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<div><i>Easy For You To Say</i> is "Stuttering" John Melendez's memoir of his childhood being bullied in school for his stutter; his years as an on-air personality with <i>The Howard Stern Show</i>; and his subsequent ten-year career as a writer and on-air announcer for Jay Leno's <i>Tonight Show</i>. It details his famously acerbic relationships with celebrities he interviewed/insulted (Raquel Welch once punched him in the face). In the book, Howard Stern emerges as a surprisingly mean, stingy, and megalomaniacal boss—and Jay Leno as a seeming sufferer from OCD.<BR></div>
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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An instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller! Charlamagne Tha God—the self-proclaimed “Prince of Pissing People Off,” cohost of Power 105.1’s <i>The Breakfast</i> <i>Club</i>, and “the most important voice in hip-hop”—shares his eight principles for unlocking your God-given privilege.<BR><BR>In <i>Black Privilege</i>, Charlamagne presents his often controversial and always brutally honest insights on how living an authentic life is the quickest path to success. This journey to truth begins in the small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and leads to New York and headline-grabbing interviews and insights from celebrities like Kanye West, Kevin Hart, Malcolm Gladwell, Lena Dunham, Jay Z, and Hillary Clinton.<BR> <BR><i>Black Privilege </i>lays out all the great wisdom Charlamagne’s been given from many mentors, and tells the uncensored story of how he turned around his troubled early life by owning his (many) mistakes and refusing to give up on his dreams, even after his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. These life-learned principles include:<BR> <BR>-There are no losses in life, only lessons<BR> -Give people the credit they deserve for being stupid—starting with yourself<BR> -It’s not the size of the pond but the hustle in the fish<BR> -When you live your truth, no one can use it against you<BR> -We all have privilege, we just need to access it<BR> <BR>By combining his own story with bold advice and his signature commitment to honesty no matter the cost, Charlamagne hopes <i>Black Privilege </i>will empower you to live your own truth.
Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Rad...
by , Brad Trackman

Language

English

Pages

185

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<b>The uncensored and long-awaited life story of radio’s most notorious shock jock, Anthony Cumia.</b><br /><br />Today, Anthony Cumia is the co-host of the wildly popular “Anthony Cumia Show,” which live-streams to a huge following of paid subscribers; however, Anthony is most well-known from the legendary, nationally syndicated “Opie and Anthony Show.” <i>Permanently Suspended</i> is an all-access pass to the controversial mayhem that ensued on-and-off the air. <br /> <br />A must-read for all diehard O&A fans, <i>Permanently Suspended</i> finally answers the questions that everyone has been waiting for: What really happened between Opie and Anthony? What was the reasoning behind the multiple firings? What prompted the tweeting about the Times Square NYC incident? What is the true account of the controversial allegations? What are the never-before-revealed details of Anthony’s stint in rehab? What does the future hold for his livestream podcast? These questions, and many more, will be answered.<br /> <br /><i>Permanently Suspended</i> is a humorous, no-holds-barred account of the legendary career and life of Anthony Cumia—a blue collar guy who made his dreams come true, rising above all obstacles to become one of the most well-known and successful personalities in radio history.
All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians,...
by Terry Gross

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

September 01, 2004

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<strong>"I'm Terry Gross and this is <em>Fresh Air</em></strong> . . ."<br /><br /><strong>Now available in paperback--a selection of revealing interviews from the award-winning National Public Radio show</strong><br /><br />Originating from WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and heard on more than 450 NPR stations, <em>Fresh Air</em> with Terry Gross has become a daily habit with millions of listeners nationwide--a must for anyone hoping to keep up with what's happening in the arts. Over the last twenty years, Terry's guests have included our most significant writers, actors, musicians, comics, and visual artists.<br /><br />For her first collection, Terry has chosen more than three dozen timeless interviews that prove to be as lively on the page as they were on the radio. Her questions--probing yet sensitive--encourage revelations from figures as diverse as John Updike, Isabella Rossellini, Conan OBrien, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Cash, and Nicolas Cage. And in her introduction, the generally self-effacing host of <em>Fresh Air</em> does something she wouldnt dream of doing on the air--she reveals a thing or two about herself.
I'd Know That Voice Anywhere: My Favorite NPR Commentaries
by Frank Deford

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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<DIV><B>“A sparkling sampler of commentaries from celebrated sports journalist Frank Deford . . . offers a kaleidoscope of sports highs and lows” (<I>Midwest Book Review</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> Frank Deford (1938–2017) was one of the most beloved sports journalists in America. A contributing writer to <I>Sports Illustrated</I> for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on <I>Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel</I>, in his dotage Deford was perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR’s <I>Morning Edition</I>. Beginning in 1980, Deford recorded sixteen hundred of them, and <I>I’d Know That Voice Anywhere</I> brings together the very best, creating a charming, insightful, and wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports.<BR />  <BR /> In <I>I’d Know That Voice Anywhere</I>, Deford discusses everything from sex scandals and steroids to why, in a culture dominated by celebrity, sport is the only field on earth where popularity and excellence thrive in tandem. This page-turning compendium covers more than thirty years of sports history while showcasing the vast range of Deford’s interests and opinions, including his thoughts on the NCAA, why gay athletes “play straight,” and why he worried about living in an economy that is so dominated by golfers. A rollicking sampler of one of NPR’s most popular segments, <I>I’d Know That Voice Anywhere</I> is perfect for sports enthusiasts—as well as sports skeptics—and a must-read for any Frank Deford fan.<BR />  <BR /> Named a Best Sports Book of 2016 by <I>Buffalo News</I><BR />  <BR /> “Frank Deford definitely is worthy of a spot on the Mt. Rushmore of sportswriters . . . As always, Deford’s writing is glorious, hitting all the notes from funny to emotional to profound . . . Once again, his words make sports come alive.” —<I>Chicago Tribune</I><BR />  </DIV>
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of R...
by Jessica Abel

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

August 25, 2015

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<p><b>A <i>Library Journal</i> Best Book of 2015<br /><br />Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including <i>This American Life</i> and <i>RadioLab</i>, in graphic narrative.</b><br /> <br />Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download <i>This American Life</i>, <i>The Moth</i>, <i>Radiolab</i>, <i>Planet Money</i>, <i>Snap Judgment</i>, <i>Serial</i>, <i>Invisibilia </i>and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. <i>Out on the Wire</i> offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling—one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. <br /> <br />With the help of <i>This American Life</i>'s Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of <i>RadioLab</i> talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while <i>Planet Money</i>’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad—really mad—Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, <i>Out on the Wire</i> demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today.</p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Essential Radio Journalism: How to produce and present radio news...
by , Peter Stewart

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

May 29, 2009

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<P><B>'Incredibly comprehensive. Learn and understand this lot and you will have a fine grasp' Jon Snow</B></P><br /><P><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold">'This sets the standard for every radio newsroom' - Andy Ivy, Editor, Sky News Radio</SPAN> </P><br /><P>In an age of infinite choice made possible by new technology, and a disturbing move away from traditional reporting into colourful comment and speculation by blogs and `citizen journalists' there has never been a better time to focus on pure journalism skills. </P><br /><P><I>Essential Radio Journalism </I>is a vastly comprehensive working manual for radio journalists as well as a textbook for broadcast journalism students. It contains practical advice for gathering, reporting, writing, editing and presenting, the news, alongside media law and ethics. There is a wealth of 'inside' information, checklists and on-the-job advice that you can immediately put to use whether you are in your first job or have several years of experience. This is a book to inspire responsible, accurate and exceptional journalism skills.</P>
Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production
by Jonathan Kern

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English

Pages

400

Publication Date

July 09, 2012

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<div><br /><div>Perhaps you’ve always wondered how public radio gets that smooth, well-crafted sound. Maybe you’re thinking about starting a podcast, and want some tips from the pros. Or maybe storytelling has always been a passion of yours, and you want to learn to do it more effectively. Whatever the case—whether you’re an avid NPR listener or you aspire to create your own audio, or both—<i>Sound Reporting: The NPR Guide to Audio Journalism and Production</i> will give you a rare tour of the world of a professional broadcaster.<br /><br />            Jonathan Kern, who has trained NPR’s on-air staff for years, is a gifted guide, able to narrate a day in the life of a host and lay out the nuts and bolts of production with equal wit and warmth. Along the way, he explains the importance of writing the way you speak, reveals how NPR books guests ranging from world leaders to neighborhood newsmakers, and gives sage advice on everything from proposing stories to editors to maintaining balance and objectivity. Best of all—because NPR wouldn’t be NPR without its array of distinctive voices—lively examples from popular shows and colorful anecdotes from favorite personalities animate each chapter.<br /><br />            As public radio’s audience of millions can attest, NPR’s unique guiding principles and technical expertise combine to connect with listeners like no other medium can. With today’s technologies allowing more people to turn their home computers into broadcast studios, <i>Sound Reporting</i> couldn’t have arrived at a better moment to reveal the secrets behind the story of NPR’s success.</div><br /></div>
White Line Fever: The Autobiography
by Lemmy Kilmister

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

December 30, 2003

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“Few could claim with any conviction to have taken more drugs, drunk more bourbon, or entertained more women than Motörhead’s lead singer.”—<i>Sunday Times</i><br /><br /> <b>“The heaviest drinking, most oversexed speed freak in the music business.</b>"<br /><br />Ian Fraser Kilmister was born on Christmas Eve, 1945. Learning from an early age that chicks really do appreciate a guy with a guitar, and inspired by the music of Elvis and Buddy Holly, Lemmy quickly outgrew his local bands in Wales, choosing instead to head to Manchester to experience everything he could get his hands on. And he never looked back.<br /><br />Lemmy tripped through his early career with the Rocking Vicars, did roadie work with Jimi Hendrix, and was a member of Opal Butterfly and Hawkwind. In 1975, he went on to create speed metal and form the legendary band Motörhead.<br /><br />During their forty-year history, Motörhead released over twenty albums, won a Grammy, and conquered the rock world with such songs as “Ace of Spades,” “Bomber,” and “Overkill.” Throughout the creation of this impressive discography, the Motörhead lineup saw many changes, but Lemmy was always firmly at the helm.<br /><br /><i>White Line Fever,</i> a headbanging tour of the excesses of a man being true to his music and his pleasures, offers a sometimes hilarious, often outrageous, but always highly entertaining ride with the frontman of the loudest rock band in the world.

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