Book Reviews of GOD'S OTHER SON

Author: Don Imus
ISBN-13: 9780671524548
ISBN-10: 0671524542
Publication Date: 12/1/1994
Pages: 2
Edition: Abridged
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Publisher: Audioworks
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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If you like Imus, you'll like his story.
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From the back of the box
"Imus is back -- by popular demand -- with the Second Greatest Story Ever Told, the hilarious novel about the most outrageous TV evangelist of them all -- Billy Sol Hargus!

'God had two sons, Jesus was his first, and I, Billy Sol Hargus, am His second.' Thus begins Don Imus's riotously funny story about the life and times of the lecherous, corrupt, hustling, huckstering television evangelist who claims to have a 2,000 year old brother named Jesus. From his backwoods Texas country-preacher roots, Billy Sol rose to dazzle the nation as a Superstar Minister -- preaching at sold-out stadiums and traveling cross the country..."

My mom was a huge Imus fan, and I remember Billy Sol Hargus from back when Imus was on 66 WNBC-AM in New York. These two cassettes (approx. 2 hours, abridged) feature three cast members from the "Imus in the Morning" radio show: Rob Bartlett, Larry Kenney (both of whom are still on the show, which is now nationally syndicated), and Marcia Savella (whom I've never heard of).

"God's Other Son" was published as a paperback in 1981 and reissued in hardcover in 1994. It spent three months on the "New York Times" best-seller list, to quote Imus's bio: "driven there by listeners to his program who bought the @#$#% thing to get him to shut up about it."

The audiobook begins with the song "Plastic Jesus" by Ernie Marrs:
I don't care if it rains or freezes
'Long as I got my plastic Jesus
Riding on the dashboard of my car
I could go a hundred miles an hour
'Long as I got the almighty power
Stuck up there by my pair of fuzzy dice