• Book Review: Craig Carton “Loudmouth”

    Posted by on May 24th, 2013 · Comments (7)

    I just finished reading Craig Carton’s “Loudmouth” (which will be released to the public on June 4th).

    If you don’t know who Craig Carton is, then I supposed you don’t live in the NY/NJ/CT Tri-State area and/or are not into sports. And, for those not aware of Carton, think “What would happen if you mixed Howard Stern with Mad Dog Russo and then sprinkled in a little Morton Downey Jr. and Howard Cosell?”

    And, then, when you finally have that in your head, give the guy ADD, OCD, Tourette’s and the disadvantage of growing up in a dysfunctional family. And, that’s Craig Carton. However, that’s only part of it – because the rest of the story is how Carton became one of the most successful radio personalities currently on the air. And, he’s very funny.

    It’s been said that someone in Craig’s business needs to have “POKE” – meaning they must have “Personality, Opinion, Knowledge and provide Entertainment.” Well, Carton’s got all that – and then some.

    Back to the book, “Loudmouth” is a breezy read. I ripped right through it. That said, it was very interesting to learn how Carton grew up and then built his career. And, it’s a very funny read – full of juicy stories and view-points.

    This is not one for the kids. But, whether you love him, hate him, or don’t know him, if you’re a fan of sports talk radio and wild times, you’ll enjoy reading Craig Carton’s “Loudmouth.”

    Comments on Book Review: Craig Carton “Loudmouth”

    1. MJ Recanati
      May 24th, 2013 | 11:09 am

      I listen to Carton almost every morning. He’s not just a combination of Howard Stern and Chris Russo, he’s a pure imitator of theirs, from the belching into the microphone (Stern) to the dead-on Mad Dog impersonation that Carton does.

      He’s hilarious but he’s not an original. Nothing wrong with that, since he’s ripping off from two of the best radio personalities of my lifetime.

    2. Raf
      May 24th, 2013 | 5:41 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:
      No sense in reinventing the wheel :D

    3. LMJ229
      May 24th, 2013 | 11:04 pm

      Well the book is aptly titled, I’ll say that.

    4. Scout
      May 25th, 2013 | 11:54 am

      I find him repulsive, sexist, and tedious. If I listen to him in the morning as I drive to the local commuter lot or make some other short errand, it’s a contest — how quickly will he offend me with his jock-fraternity “man-up” crap so that I turn hum off?

    5. 77yankees
      May 25th, 2013 | 6:24 pm

      Scout wrote:

      I find him repulsive, sexist, and tedious.

      Funny how Carton in part replaced Imus, who was much of the same on-air invective.

    6. LMJ229
      May 26th, 2013 | 1:24 pm

      @ Scout:
      As a woman, I am regularly offended by Carton’s lack of respect for his female callers. Honestly, I don’t know why any woman would call into that show. Many women now-a-days are sports savvy and have valid comments to make but he always diverts the conversation to their bra size, the girth of their male companion’s “junk”, the last time they had sex, etc. It IS repulsive. Thank you Scout for recognizing that.

    7. kamakosmo
      May 28th, 2013 | 1:57 pm

      Who let you outta the kitchen, and does your Husband know you are using the computer?

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