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.”