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


Read by: Craig Carton
One of radio’s loudest, orneriest, most beloved, and highest-rated sports radio personalities reads his bold and hilarious memoir of sports, manhood, and what it is to be a fan.

In 1991, a young Craig Carton drove all of his belongings in a crappy 1980 Buick to Buffalo, New York, to interview for a job at WGR radio. Hired for $12,000 a year, he rented a room in a retirement home where he agreed to help care for his elderly neighbors in exchange for rent of $99 per month. That auspicious start marked the beginning of what is fast becoming 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, Carton invites the listener 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.
  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • 5 disks | 
  • ISBN 9781442365667 | 
  • June 2013
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About the Author

Craig Carton
Photograph © Michael Cogliantry

Craig Carton

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.