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They Call Me Baba Booey

Gary Dell'Abate

One of pop culture's great enduring unsung heroes: Gary Dell'Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, for the first time tells the story of his early years and reveals how his chaotic childhood and early obsessions prepared him for life at the center of the greatest show on earth. Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue-that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners-but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary Dell'Abate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own. In They Call Me Baba Booey, Dell'Abate explains how his early life was the perfect training ground for the day-to-day chaos that comes with producing the most popular radio show on earth. Growing up on Long Island in the 1970s, the youngest of three boys born to a clinically depressed mother, Gary learned how to fend for himself when under attack. Obsessed with music, he listened with religious intensity to Casey Kasem's Top 40 every Sunday morning, compulsively bought 45s of his favorite songs, and nerdily copied the lyrics into a notebook. Music became an ordering principle to his life, even as the chaos at home got out of hand. Dell'Abate's memoir sketches the trajectory from the obsessive pop-music trivia buff to the man in the beekeeper's mask who handily defeats his opponents playing "Stump the Booey." We learn about the memorable moments in his life that taught him to endure epic bouts of humiliation and get his unique perspective on some of his favorite Stern show episodes-such as the day he nearly killed the Mets mascot while throwing out the first pitch, or the time his mother called Howard's mother and demanded an apology. Hilarious, painful, and eye-opening, it's Gary as you've never seen him before, telling a story that even Stern show insiders can't begin to imagine. From the Hardcover edition.

One of pop culture's great enduring unsung heroes: Gary Dell'Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, for the first time tells the story of his early years and reveals how his chaotic childhood and early obsessions prepared him for life at the center of the greatest show on earth. Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue-that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners-but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary Dell'Abate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own. In They Call Me Baba Booey, Dell'Abate explains how his early life was the perfect training ground for the day-to-day chaos that comes with producing the most popular radio show on earth. Growing up on Long Island in the 1970s, the youngest of three boys born to a clinically depressed mother, Gary learned how to fend for himself when under attack. Obsessed with music, he listened with religious intensity to Casey Kasem's Top 40 every Sunday morning, compulsively bought 45s of his favorite songs, and nerdily copied the lyrics into a notebook. Music became an ordering principle to his life, even as the chaos at home got out of hand. Dell'Abate's memoir sketches the trajectory from the obsessive pop-music trivia buff to the man in the beekeeper's mask who handily defeats his opponents playing "Stump the Booey." We learn about the memorable moments in his life that taught him to endure epic bouts of humiliation and get his unique perspective on some of his favorite Stern show episodes-such as the day he nearly killed the Mets mascot while throwing out the first pitch, or the time his mother called Howard's mother and demanded an apology. Hilarious, painful, and eye-opening, it's Gary as you've never seen him before, telling a story that even Stern show insiders can't begin to imagine. From the Hardcover edition.
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One of pop culture's great enduring unsung heroes: Gary Dell'Abate, Howard Stern Show producer, miracle worker, professional good sport, and servant to the King of All Media, for the first time tells the story of his early years and reveals how his chaotic childhood and early obsessions prepared him for life at the center of the greatest show on earth. Baba Booey! Baba Booey! It was a slip of the tongue-that unfortunately was heard by a few million listeners-but in that split second a nickname, a persona, a rallying cry, and a phenomenon was born. Some would say it was the moment Gary Dell'Abate, the long-suffering heroic producer of The Howard Stern Show, for better or worse, finally came into his own. In They Call Me Baba Booey, Dell'Abate explains how his early life was the perfect training ground for the day-to-day chaos that comes with producing the most popular radio show on earth. Growing up on Long Island in the 1970s, the youngest of three boys born to a clinically depressed mother, Gary learned how to fend for himself when under attack. Obsessed with music, he listened with religious intensity to Casey Kasem's Top 40 every Sunday morning, compulsively bought 45s of his favorite songs, and nerdily copied the lyrics into a notebook. Music became an ordering principle to his life, even as the chaos at home got out of hand. Dell'Abate's memoir sketches the trajectory from the obsessive pop-music trivia buff to the man in the beekeeper's mask who handily defeats his opponents playing "Stump the Booey." We learn about the memorable moments in his life that taught him to endure epic bouts of humiliation and get his unique perspective on some of his favorite Stern show episodes-such as the day he nearly killed the Mets mascot while throwing out the first pitch, or the time his mother called Howard's mother and demanded an apology. Hilarious, painful, and eye-opening, it's Gary as you've never seen him before, telling a story that even Stern show insiders can't begin to imagine. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chad Millman

Length:

7h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:27


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:25


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:17


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:57


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:56


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:10


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:16


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:18


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:08


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:14


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

01:31


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:08


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:38


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:09


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:33


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:26


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:12


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:12


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:45


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:04


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:15


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:52


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:25


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:22


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:20


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:36


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:18


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:14


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:33


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

02:27


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:01


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:27


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

01:33


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:07


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

01:45


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

00:53