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Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock

Narrated by: Anthony Cumia
Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
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The uncensored and long-awaited life story of radio’s most notorious shock jock, Anthony Cumia.

Today, Anthony Cumia is the co-host of the wildly popular “Anthony Cumia Show,” which live-streams to a huge following of paid subscribers; however, Anthony is most well-known from the legendary, nationally syndicated “Opie and Anthony Show.” Permanently Suspended is an all-access pass to the controversial mayhem that ensued on-and-off the air.

A must-listen for all diehard O&A fans, Permanently Suspended finally answers the questions that everyone has been waiting for: What really happened between Opie and Anthony? What was the reasoning behind the multiple firings? What prompted the tweeting about the Times Square NYC incident? What is the true account of the controversial allegations? What are the never-before-revealed details of Anthony’s stint in rehab? What does the future hold for his livestream podcast? These questions, and many more, will be answered.

Permanently Suspended is a humorous, no-holds-barred account of the legendary career and life of Anthony Cumia - a blue collar guy who made his dreams come true, rising above all obstacles to become one of the most well-known and successful personalities in radio history.

©2018 Anthony Cumia (P)2018 Anthony Cumia

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Classic Cumia

I was worried about buying this audio book because I’ve listened to Cumia talking for countless hours and thought it might be a waste of money to listen to him talk about things that he’s probably already talked about on radio. I shouldn’t have been worried it was fucking hilarious and covered lots of things from a different angle. Totally worth the money.

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Heard alot before but top quality

Awesome book great to have all these stories in one place although alot has been discussed on air over the years so not much knew if you're a diehard fan

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  • Richard Chciuk
  • 27-12-18

Nothing new here

If you were a fan of the Opie and Anthony show, then you've heard all of these stories before. In fact, you've heard far more entertaining versions of these stories. For years Anthony claimed that he would write a "tell all" book, and maybe one day he will, but this certainly isn't it. The book flows terribly as Anthony skips between years with seemingly no rhyme or reason. Every now and then Anthony will slip into an impression, and that's when the book is at its funniest. However, these instances are few and far between. I would tell even the most die hard O&A fan to skip this vanity project.

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  • gabe buzzard
  • 07-01-19

amazing!

it was as great as I had hoped! Anthony did not disappoint in this amazing book about his life!

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  • Jay Triplett
  • 05-01-19

Anthony at his finest.

loved it. couldn't stop listening. Anthony was funny, humble and self deprecating all at the same time.

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  • Brandon Baker
  • 12-12-18

Great

This is a great book for any fan of anthony or the opie and anthony show

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  • Eivind
  • 07-01-19

Good stuff, but..

This is a good little bio from Ant, but if you’ve followed O&A for a while, youve heard it all before. I thought he’d might dive a little deeper than on the show, but he’s retelling most of the same stories.
Id still recomend it if youre a fan.

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  • William Watts
  • 29-12-18

Thats it?

I had been a listener since the early Opie and Anthony days on XM in 2004. I stuck with the show right up until the time it all fell apart. the stories in this book for the most part are all stories that most listeners have already heard. Where are all the behind-the-scenes stories? how about some insight on the things listeners weren't privy to at the time? Don't get this book expecting the whole story it's a Reader's Digest version it best, very disappointed.

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  • Drew Butler
  • 10-12-18

Ant is the best

Anthony does an amazing job telling his story. Using his talent for voices and adding flavor to all his life adventures.

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  • Ricky_J
  • 10-12-18

Captivating, hilarious and as many more words

As necessary to complete a review for an excellent book that deserves super many praises dotcom.

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  • cgonzo
  • 09-12-18

I didn’t want this book to end!

I don’t know how I found old Opie and Anthony bits on YouTube, but I immediately fell in love with Anthony Cumia, having never heard of him before. His stories, his quick humor, and his boisterous rants are some of the greatest things I’ve ever heard. For O&A fans, many of this book has been discussed in previous shows and interviews, but Mr. Cumia has a way of telling stories that captivates me time and time again. I am forever a fan.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-12-18

Anthony Cumia Rocks!

The narration of this book was great, like listening to the show. I loved the look behind the scenes on how he became what he is today. I would really recommend this book.

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