Imus by Kathleen Tracy
America's Cowboy

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You either hate him or love him: Don Imus, with his equal-opportunity-insult style. Either way, you'll find this definitive, in-depth account of the ex-Marine and rhythm-and-blues singer who now rivals Rush Limbaugh and Howard Stern as king of the air waves a revelation.

You'll follow the quick rise of Imus from small-time stations in California to his first triumphs in New York as the morning host on WNBC. In a year, drugs, alcohol, and ego ended the glory, and, for the next eight, Imus battled the demons that had nearly cost him all hopes of a career. But in 1979, he was back at WNBC, introducing his Right Reverend Dr. Billy Sol Hargus to New York.

With a battery of exclusive personal interviews with Imus's friends and associates as well as with classic selections from the Imus radio archives, this biography offers a detailed, balanced portrait of a public personality and a private man: The one, the only, the disputatious and inimitable Don Imus.


About Kathleen Tracy

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KATHLEEN TRACY is a Los Angeles-based journalist. She is the author of over 20 titles, including The Boy Who Would Be King: An Intimate Portrait of Elvis Presley by His Cousin (1990). Her work has also been featured in A&E Biography Magazine and Variety.
Published August 1, 1999 by Carroll & Graf Pub. 311 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Leonard Shapiro of the Washington Post asks, following a presidential appearance on Imus in the Morning, ""Why would somebody like Bill Clinton, a decent human being, go on a show where there are constant references to genitals and Jews and derogatory comments about blacks?"" Mike Wallace of 60 M...

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