The Taste of Ashes An Autobiography Author:Bill Stern, Oscar Fraley This is the whole, true, and sensational story of broadcaster Bill Stern's spectacular career. It is a frank, outspoken autobiography which contains the shocking details behind his collapse. — Bill Stern's collaborator, Oscar Fraley, is the author of nine books and a steady contributor to such national magazines as True, Sport, and Holiday. He ... more »is also the author of The Untouchables.
"An extraordinary story...It took courage to write because Stern shoulders the blame for his fall. The account of his final battle in the sanitarium is spine chilling. His victory in this last stand and return to health is inspiring. While Stern was riding high he reported many memorable events. Anecdotes about them brighten the pages of his autobiography. It is a fast-paced, readable, and moving book." --Chicago Tribune« less