From one of radio's loudest, orneriest, most beloved, and highest-rated sports radio personalities, a bold and hilarious memoir of sports, manhood, and what it is to be a fan.
In 1991, fresh from college, Craig Carton drove a crappy 1980 Buick to Buffalo, New York, to interview for a job at WGR radio. The station manager who hired him was the first to recognize his considerable on-air talent, and helped start what has become a legendary radio career. Often compared to Howard Stern, Carton has hosted a series of highly rated shows, and in 2007 he joined WFAN, where he and Boomer Esiason host an eponymous show every morning for four hours out of a studio in New York City.
In this debut book, Carton invites the reader to join him as he recounts tales from his suburban youth, defends his long-held love affair with the New York Jets, reminisces about the shenanigans of some of the highest paid and most celebrated athletes playing today, and reflects on his work as one of radio’s craftiest, most hilarious personalities ever to get behind the microphone.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Craig Carton is the co-host of the Boomer and Carton radio show on Sports Radio 660 WFAN and the host of "MMA Uncensored Live" on Spike. He has hosted shows at WGR Radio in Buffalo, WWWE in Cleveland, 610-WIP in Philadelphia, KKFN and KBPI in Denver, New Jersey 101.5 in New Jersey, and WNEW in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this book. I became a loyal listener of Craig Carton in 2004 . He was doing afternoon drive on NJ 101.5 and I had a two hour drive home . His show made time fly by with his sharp wit and his terrific knowledge of politics,sports,and current and historical events . When he moved to wfan in 2007 I finally let go of my morning travel companion of many years Howard Stern ( a Carton Idol) and have not looked back . I Was pleased to hear he had a book deal and enjoyed his honest descriptions of his life and his career . Craig comes off as an honest ,real guy that I find easy to relate to . Illustrations were well done . I would love to have seen photographs of some of the people in the book.