Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president.
Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities—discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It’s one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer.
This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography—a magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls “the climb”—the stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, “If you’re having trouble finding motivation in life and you’re looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.”
Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the Howard Stern Show archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his Moby Dick-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election—one of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy.
As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: “The interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don’t just show my evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.”
Dull, self-serving stories with no edge.15
As a longtime listener of Howard, I was deeply disappointed in this book. It wasn’t a writing, it was a mere copy and paste of old interviews. I was hoping for much more.15
I usually have a hard time getting through autobiographies but this one is really refreshing55
A real page turner. My wife bought it for me for Christmas and I love it!!55
Howard’s interviews put in a book. Waste of $$$$15
Five Star plain and simple. The man is a genius.55
Just like his radio show he’s not trying to entertain his lifelong listeners anymore. The guy has the right to live and work how he wants but what a disappointment to see an comedic icon become so unfunny.15
Howard’s introduction to each interview segment highlights the humanity of the Subject or what how Howard grew as a person in reflecting on the interview. I really enjoyed reading each interview through Howard’s perspective. Well done!55
I disagree with the negative reviews. I have also listened to Howard for years and have heard all the interviews in the book but I still enjoyed reading them. The intros he wrote and just reading and truly absorbing what the guests said, I enjoyed it very much. I LOVE Howard and I’ve loved this book!!55
This book could make anyone a Howard fan.55