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

Craig Carton. Simon & Schuster, $24.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-4516-4570-5
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." Agent: James Dixon, Dixon Talent Agency. (June)
Reviewed on: 05/06/2013
Release date: 06/04/2013
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