My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Baba Booey, Baba Booey, Howard Stern’s penis.
Yup, I’m a Stern fan. While I type this, I am listening to Howard talk to former governor Jesse Ventura and guest announcer George Takei is with them this week. Thank you Sirius XM on teh Interwebz.
Gary has been in the background of the Howard Stern Show as far back as I remember (NOTE: I started listening in the early nineties.) When I heard he was putting out a book, I figured it could make for an interesting read but it wasn’t on my “must read” list. Last month, though, I was walking down Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida and walked into Books & Books. Lo and behold they has a signed copy so I figured: what the hell.
They Call Me Baba Booey has the feel of two short books weaved into one: the story of Gary growing up in New York and his anecdotes about working with Howard and the crew. Ironically, I found myself more drawn to the stories of his family since (somehow) I found myself relating… especially since my mother has dealt with similar issues.
This wasn’t the great American novel, but it was a fun read worth some of your spare time.