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Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, Sex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone

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From Publishers Weekly

May 06, 2013 – Since 2007, Carton and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason have kept New Yorkers company every morning on their Boomer and Carton radio show. In the same loud, irreverent style of his radio show, Carton broadcasts the story of his life in sports and radio through a series of vignettes on topics ranging from his father's intolerance and authoritarian manner to the night he lost his virginity, his encounters with hookers, and his ascent to radio stardom through various stints in Buffalo, N.Y.; Cleveland, Ohio; and Philadelphia. Along the way, Carton entertains us with his take on life, sports personalities, radio, and Howard Stern. "A number of people have referred to me as the Howard Stern of Sports Radio... I view this as a huge compliment." On his less-than-stellar school days: "I was as clueless as Snookie taking her SATs." He candidly admits that "radio is my salvation; it's my escape from reality... Radio is my drug. I need a microphone and an audience, even if I can't see them, to release my demons."

Customer Reviews


If you listen to him or watch the show on tv this book is for you I can't stop reading's a really good book

Entertaining Read

The book left me wanting to read more. I hope a second book comes out soon.

Good book

Im an avid reader and definitely enjoyed this book! Great stories and well laid out. Gets a little choppy toward the end but for sure a very highly recommended book. I listen to the show daily and am a huge fan. Ive even called in a few times. Putting that aside, even if you've never heard the show, Carton writes well and keeps you entertained. 4.5 stars

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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sports & Outdoors
  • Published: Jun 04, 2013
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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