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.” Permanently Suspended is an all-access pass to the controversial mayhem that ensued on-and-off the air.
A must-read for all diehard O&A fans, Permanently Suspended 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.
Permanently Suspended 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.
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About the Author
Searcy’s other big-screen highlights include Bennett Miller’s Oscar-nominated Moneyball, Robert Zemeckis’s Cast Away, and Jon Avnet’s beloved classic Fried Green Tomatoes. Other films include The Best of Enemies, The Last Song, The Ugly Truth, The Dead Girl, Runaway Jury, Eagle Eye, Head of State, Nell, The Fugitive, Days of Thunder, and many others.
Searcy appeared in two feature films in 2022, both westerns: The Old Way, opposite Nicolas Cage, and Terror on the Prairie, starring Gina Carano. His most recent project is the 2023 film Reagan, in which he plays Secretary of State James Baker.
On television, he is best known for the tough-but-tender Chief Deputy Art Mullen on the FX series, Justified. He also appeared as Deke Simmons in Hulu’s 11/22/63 and has been a series regular on UPN’s Seven Days, CBS’s American Gothic, HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon, ABC’s Rodney, and CW’s Easy Money. He has guest starred on countless shows including Lethal Weapon, The Ranch, Chicago Med, Hawaii Five-0, Mom, Hot in Cleveland, Intelligence, Archer, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, Without a Trace, The West Wing, CSI, I’ll Fly Away, In the Heat of the Night, and NCIS.
Also an accomplished director, Searcy’s first film, Paradise Falls (now called Carolina Low), won six festival awards including the Best Feature Film award at the 1997 Hollywood Film Festival. His second film, Gosnell, was released in theaters nationwide on October 12, 2018. In 2023, he will direct the feature film Infiltration.
Searcy’s first documentary America! America! God Shed His Grace on Thee, an exploration of the relationship between God and America, is available on Amazon. The second documentary Searcy has produced and hosted, Capitol Punishment, is available at capitolpunishment.locals.com.
Justify This is Searcy’s first book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Back in the Day 15
Chapter 2 Boomer 21
Chapter 3 This Is Gonna Hurt 24
Chapter 4 California 31
Chapter 5 Back for Bad 45
Chapter 6 My Shot 52
Chapter 7 The Boston Party 62
Chapter 8 The Mayor Is Dead 74
Chapter 9 Back with a Vengeance 81
Chapter 10 Nothing Lasts Forever 95
Chapter 11 The Voyeur Bus 103
Chapter 12 Syndicated and Vindicated 107
Chapter 13 St. Patrick's Cathedral 114
Chapter 14 Limbo 119
Chapter 15 XM-A Second Chance 123
Chapter 16 Late-Night Dreams 137
Chapter 17 Bye-Bye, Melinda 143
Chapter 18 The Howard Handshake 147
Chapter 19 Sirius Days 149
Chapter 20 In the Closet 153
Chapter 21 Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? 161
Chapter 22 Ding Ding: In This Corner 165
Chapter 23 The Tweet Heard Round the World 174
Chapter 24 The Birth of Compound Media 179
Chapter 25 My Second-Worst Mistake 193
Chapter 26 Rehab 200
Chapter 27 Look at My Weiner 204
Chapter 28 To Be or Not to Be-Artie 208
Chapter 29 Just Let Me Talk 215
About the Authors 224