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Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud
by Elvis Duran

Language

English

Pages

275

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>Elvis Duran, host of one of the nation鈥檚 top morning shows and the voice millions of Americans wake up to, shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons all with his trademark heart, honesty, and plenty of humor. </b><br /><br />Elvis Duran鈥檚 nationally syndicated radio program, <i>Elvis Duran and the Morning Show</i>, is America鈥檚 most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning.<br /> <br /> But his success didn鈥檛 happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City鈥檚 signature voices (<i>Variety </i>calls him 鈥渁 permanent fixture of the area鈥檚 daily commutes鈥? thanks to his show鈥檚 exciting mix of music, new artist discovery<i>, </i>interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.<br /> <br /> Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music鈥檚 biggest stars, but for the show鈥檚 commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis鈥檚 own candor and openness with his audience.<br /> <br /> Bold, funny, and totally candid, <i>Where Do I Begin? </i>is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning鈥攐r anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine. It reads like an old friend telling a new story you鈥檝e been dying to hear.
Howard Stern Comes Again
by Howard Stern

Language

English

Pages

561

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.<br /> <br />Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities鈥攄iscussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It鈥檚 one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. <i>Howard Stern Comes Again</i> delivers his answer.<br /> <br />This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography鈥攁 magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls 鈥渢he climb鈥濃€攖he stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, 鈥淚f you鈥檙e having trouble finding motivation in life and you鈥檙e looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.鈥?lt;br /> <br />Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the <i>Howard Stern Show</i> archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his <i>Moby Dick</i>-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election鈥攐ne of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy.<br /> <br />As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: 鈥淭he interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don鈥檛 just show <i>my</i> evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.鈥?/div>
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of R...
by Jessica Abel

Language

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鈥檚 most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including <i>This American Life</i> and <i>RadioLab</i>, in graphic narrative.</b><br />聽<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鈥攐ne that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. <br />聽<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>鈥檚 Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad鈥攔eally mad鈥擨ra 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>
Talk Radio's America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party...
by Brian Rosenwald

Language

English

Pages

350

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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The march to the Trump presidency began in 1988, when Rush Limbaugh went national. Brian Rosenwald charts the transformation of AM radio entertainers into political kingmakers. By giving voice to the conservative base, they reshaped the Republican Party and fostered demand for a president who sounded as combative and hyperbolic as a talk show host.
The Moth Presents Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying th...
by Crown Archetype

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;/b>From storytelling phenomenon and hit podcast The Moth鈥攁nd featuring contributions from Meg Wolitzer,聽Adam Gopnik, Krista Tippett, Andrew Solomon, Rosanne Cash, Ophira Eisenberg, Wang Ping, and more鈥攁 new collection of unforgettable true stories about finding the strength to face the impossible, drawn from the very best ever told on its stages</b><br /><br />Carefully selected by the creative minds at storytelling phenomenon The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of stories told live, onstage and without notes,<i> Occasional Magic</i> features voices familiar and new. Inside, storytellers from around the world share times when, in the face of seemingly impossible situations, they found moments of beauty, wonder, and clarity that shed light on their lives and helped them find a path forward.聽<br /><br />From a fifteen-year-old saving a life in Chicago to a mother of triplets trekking to the North Pole to a ninety-year-old Russian man recalling his standoff with the KGB, these storytellers attest to the variety and richness of the human experience, and the shared threads that connect us all. With honesty and humor, they stare down their fear, embrace uncertainty, and encourage us all to be more authentic, vulnerable, and alive.
Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones

Language

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鈥攁 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn鈥檛 shy away from the curves he continues to navigate鈥攊ncluding his obsessive-compulsive disorder鈥攐n 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鈥攕urprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.</p>
Hello, Everybody!: The Dawn of American Radio
by Anthony Rudel

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

April 01, 2008

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<b>鈥淎 lively overview鈥?of this pre-internet mass-communication tool and 鈥渢he entrepreneurs and evangelists, hucksters and opportunists鈥?who flocked to it (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> Long before the Internet, another young technology was transforming the way we connect with the world. At the dawn of the twentieth century, radio grew from an obscure hobby into a mass medium with the power to reach millions of people.<br /> 聽<br /> When amateur enthusiasts began sending fuzzy signals from their garages and rooftops, radio broadcasting was born. Sensing the medium鈥檚 potential, snake-oil salesmen and preachers took to the air, innovating styles of mass communication and entertainment while making bedlam of the airwaves. Into this wild new frontier stepped a young secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover, whose passion for organization transformed radio into an even more powerful political, cultural and economic force. When a charismatic bandleader named Rudy Vall茅e created the first on-air variety show and America elected Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who communicated with the public through his famous fireside chats, radio had arrived.<br /> 聽<br /> With extensive knowledge, humor, and an eye for outsized characters forgotten by history, Anthony Rudel tells the story of the boisterous years when radio took its place in the nation鈥檚 living room.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淓ntertaining and informative.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Denver Post</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淩udel, with extensive professional radio experience, revels in the enterprising personalities who set up shop on this technological frontier.聽.聽.聽.[And] vividly re-creates the anything-goes atmosphere of the ether鈥檚 early days.鈥?鈥?lt;i>Booklist</i>
The Peel Sessions: A story of teenage dreams and one man's love o...
by Ken Garner

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English

Pages

352

Publication Date

December 15, 2010

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<p>This is a story of teenage dreams, which, as any Peel fan knows, are hard to beat. Between 1967 and 2004 John Peel picked over 2000 bands to come and record over 4000 sessions to be played on his radio show. Many were young and had never been in a recording studio before, for some it was the start of an illustrious career, for others it was the only recognition their musical talent ever got. </p><p>For over 35 years the cream of British musical talent made the journey to the BBC's studio in Maida Vale, from Pink Floyd to Pulp, the Small Faces to the Smiths. And because John Peel was so respected his sessions took on a legendary status - they were a rite of passage that every new band wanted to go through. </p><p>Unfettered by commerical pressure the Peel Sessions were a unique British institution - an archive of music that reflects one man's passion for finding and encouraging new music.</p><p>Includes a full sessionography listing songs, band members and broadcast dates.</p><p>Jarvis Cocker writing about his first Peel Session aged 18 (Wayne the drummer was 15):</p><p>'We travelled down to Maida Vale in a van driven by a very strange man we'd contacted via a card pinned to the Virgin record shop noticeboard. We'd had to borrow lots of equipment from a band called The Naughtiest Girl Was a Monitor 'cause we didn't have enough stuff of our own. The session was to be produced by Dale Griffin, who used to be the drummer in Mott the Hoople; I seem to remember that he was wearing cowboy boots.</p><p>I think the crisis point came when Wayne was attempting to get a home-made synth-drum to work that a friend of his at school had made out of a rubber burglar-alarm mat and an old electronic calculator - Dale Griffin looked at this 15-year-old kid crouching on the floor bashing what looked like a doormat with some wires coming out of it and just put his head in his hands. But to his credit, the session did get finished and after it, everything else started for me...'</p>
Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany
by Richard Lucas

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

May 07, 2013

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<b>A 鈥渇ascinating, well-researched account鈥?of Mildred Gillars, the failed actress who turned on her country and became a Nazi propagandist during WWII (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> One of the most notorious Americans of the twentieth century was a failed Broadway actress turned radio announcer named Mildred Gillars (1900鈥?988), better known to American GIs as 鈥淎xis Sally.鈥?Despite the richness of her life story, there has never been a full-length biography of the ambitious, star-struck Ohio girl who evolved into a reviled disseminator of Nazi propaganda.聽At the outbreak of war in September 1939, Gillars had been living in Germany for five years. Hoping to marry, she chose to remain in the Nazi-run state even as the last Americans departed for home. In 1940, she was hired by the German overseas radio, where she evolved from a simple disc jockey and announcer to a master propagandist. Under the tutelage of her married lover, Max Otto Koischwitz, Gillars became the personification of Nazi propaganda to the American GI.聽Spicing her broadcasts with music, Gillars鈥檚 used her soothing voice to taunt Allied troops about the supposed infidelities of their wives and girlfriends back home, as well as the horrible deaths they were likely to meet on the battlefield. Supported by German military intelligence, she was able to convey personal greetings to individual US units, creating an eerie foreboding among troops who realized the Germans knew who and where they were.聽After broadcasting for Berlin up to the very end of the war, Gillars tried but failed to pose as a refugee, and was captured by US authorities. Her 1949 trial for treason captured the attention and raw emotion of a nation fresh from the horrors of the Second World War. Gillars鈥檚 twelve-year imprisonment and life on parole, including a stay in a convent, is a remarkable story of a woman who attempts to rebuild her life in the country she betrayed.
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鈥攖he self-proclaimed 鈥淧rince of Pissing People Off,鈥?cohost of Power 105.1鈥檚 <i>The Breakfast</i> <i>Club</i>, and 鈥渢he most important voice in hip-hop鈥濃€攕hares 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鈥檚 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鈥攕tarting with yourself<br /> -It鈥檚 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.

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