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Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Rad...
by , Brad Trackman

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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.
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>
The Moth
by James Braly

Language

English

Pages

416

Publication Date

September 03, 2013

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For the first time in print, celebrated storytelling phenomenon The Moth presents fifty spellbinding, soul-bearing stories selected from their extensive archive (fifteen-plus years and 10,000-plus stories strong). Inspired by friends telling stories on a porch, The Moth was born in small-town Georgia, garnered a cult following in New York City, and then rose to national acclaim with the wildly popular podcast and Peabody Award-winning weekly public radio show <i>The Moth Radio Hour</i>.<br /><br />Stories include: writer Malcolm Gladwell's wedding toast gone horribly awry; legendary rapper Darryl "DMC" McDaniels' obsession with a Sarah McLachlan song; poker champion Annie Duke's two-million-dollar hand; and A. E. Hotchner's death-defying stint in a bullring . . . with his friend Ernest Hemingway. Read about the panic of former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart when he misses Air Force One after a hard night of drinking in Moscow, and Dr. George Lombardi's fight to save Mother Teresa's life.<br /><br />This will be a beloved read for existing Moth enthusiasts, fans of the featured storytellers, and all who savor well-told, hilarious, and heartbreaking stories.
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>
One Heart at a Time
by Delilah

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<B>“You’re listening to Delilah.”</B><BR> <BR>Delilah, the most listened-to woman on American radio, has distinguished herself as the “Queen of Sappy Love Songs” and America’s ultimate romance guru. But Delilah’s life off-air is all the more extraordinary—a life full of trials, forgiveness, faith, and adventure. In <I>One Heart at a Time</I>, Delilah’s heartfelt account of her own story reveals what shaped the voice that 9 million listeners know and love.<BR> <BR>Today, Delilah is the founder of an NGO called Point Hope, the owner of a 55-acre working farm, and an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame. But to achieve this, she often had to pave her own way. Disowned by her father, divorced, and fired from a dozen jobs over the years, Delilah pushed forward through family addiction and devastating loss, through glass ceilings and red tape. Her consistent goal to help those in need took her everywhere from the streets of Philadelphia to refugee camps in Ghana.<BR> <BR>Along the way, Delilah was blessed by thirteen children—ten of them adopted. Though many of them contend with special needs and the forever effects of a broken foster care system, her children have been able to transform their own remarkable lessons into guiding lights for other kids in need. Just as Delilah has done.<BR> <BR><I>One Heart at a Time</I> exposes the real woman behind the microphone. In her easy-going style and characteristic, beloved voice, Delilah tells her deeply moving life story as the series of miracles it is.
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
by Charlamagne Tha God

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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.
Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples
by Neil MacGregor

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English

Pages

493

Publication Date

October 30, 2018

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<b>In the same format as his best-selling books <i>A History of the World in 100 Objects</i> and <i>Germany: Memories of a Nation</i>--the acclaimed art historian now gives us a magnificent new book that explores the relationship between faith and society.</b><br /><br />Until fairly recently, religion as a major influence on the nature of individual societies around the world seemed to be on the wane. Now, far from being marginalized, the relationship between faith and society has moved to the center of politics and global conversation. Neil MacGregor's new book traces the ways in which different societies have understood and articulated their places in the cosmic scheme. It examines mankind's beliefs not from the perspective of institutional religions but according to how shared narratives have shaped societies--and what happens when different narratives run up against each other. As he did in <i>A History of the World in 100 Objects</i> and <i>Germany: Memories of a Nation,</i> MacGregor brilliantly combines objects, places, and ideas to examine and, ultimately, illuminate these pressing contemporary concerns.
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>
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>
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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