These memoirs by "shock jocks" both belong in the popular genre of celebrity autobiographies, but one is better than the other. Muller, the host of "Mancow Morning MadHouse," a morning radio show nationally syndicated from Chicago and Fox News, attempts to use his coming to terms with his father's death to frame his journey toward freedom and love. When this quickly falls flat, the memoir becomes an egomaniac's boasting tale of his exploits in Amsterdam's Red Light district and hashish-fogged "coffee shops," with lots of shallow libertarian preaching thrown in as a bonus. The narrative is full of odd and unannounced stream-of-consciousness jumps between past and present that appear more meaningful than they are, and there is even an ill-fated attempt at free verse. As much as Muller detests Howard Stern, the undisputed king of shock jocks, this book-compared with Stern's Private Parts and Miss America-makes Muller look like a Stern clone lacking the original's character. Without any redeeming qualities whatsoever, this unimpressive memoir is not recommended. Williams, a shock jock diva and "radio gossip guru" on WBLS in New York (and in national syndication), has a lot more to offer in her autobiography. A successful woman in an overwhelmingly male-dominated profession and a product of a conservative, middle-class upbringing, she describes her college days, her early career with its many setbacks, and her personal struggles to get to the top of her profession. She talks candidly about her marital problems, drug addiction, miscarriages, job insecurity, and other topics far more interesting than the preening rants and juvenile infatuations with genitalia that Stern and Muller often focus on. Written in a down-to-earth, casual style, with only a few instances of the hubris typical of celebrity autobiographies, this book offers encouragement to other women in similar situations who want to break into a heavily male-dominated community. While public libraries in areas where Williams is unknown might want to pass, those where Williams is heard may find it a useful addition to their collections.-Mark Bay, Cumberland Coll. Lib., Williamsburg, KY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.