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Book Reviews of Private Parts

Private Parts
Private Parts
Author: Howard Stern
ISBN-13: 9780671009441
ISBN-10: 0671009443
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Pages: 688
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is not for everyone, but if you appreciate Howard Stern's honest, sometimes vulgar humor, this book is for you. I am a Stern fan, and I found this book hilarious in many parts, but also insightful. Gross and vulgar as he may sometimes be, I think Howard tells it like it is.
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Helpful Score: 1
From Amazon.com:
It has been said that you either love or loathe Howard Stern, but it's quite possible to love and loathe him after reading this autobiography. Stern sets out to offend as many people as possible (and he succeeds admirably), but two things prevent this book, and Stern, from becoming unbearable. First, he is as candid about himself as he is about the people he attacks. He describes his tortured adolescence, his physical inadequacies, and his sexual proclivities in such breathtaking detail that it's hard not to like the guy. Stern also avoids the bitterness that characterizes many of the "shock-radio" DJs who have attempted to follow in his footsteps. He can be cruel, but he generally reserves cruelty for people whose fame makes them open targets, and the way he dismantles the whole idea of "celebrity" is hilarious. Howard Stern is like the kid at school who could fart the national anthem--you can't help but laugh at what he does, even though you know you shouldn't.
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Helpful Score: 1
I picked this up to read on a whim. I got the book from a friend months ago and wasn't planning on reading it right away- I thought it'd be years before I actually started it. Then I just grabbed it one morning when I stuck on about three or four other books I just couldn't get into.
I started flying through these pages. I think you have to already find Howard Stern funny to like this though. There are scores of people who would be highly offended by even the "mild" stuff he says here. By even the most mild pictures in the book too. But for people used to Stern's sense of humor and for people that enjoy his sense of humor, this is an awesome book.
I laughed numerous times, actually out loud. More than once I had someone look at me like I was nuts.
I will admit that he does come off as full of himself. I don't know, there are much worse things than being full of yourself in my opinion so that tends to not bother me so much. Just something I noticed- it's hard not to notice it actually.
I enjoyed the parts where he talked about the FCC the most I think. I knew about some of it but I had no idea they'd gone after him to that extent. I think it's insane. I can't believe certain stores banned his book and sold others that showed more nudity on the cover and/or had more explicit subjects. Makes no sense to me. That a store would blot out Stern's name and his book title from a LIST and actually alter another companys list is absolutely crazy to me. I don't think it's fair for anyone to tell me what I can and can't read.
The letters from fans and from non-fans were awesome too! I loved how he stuck some little stories in from Allison and Robin- it was cool to her their thoughts on things too.
I'll definitely read it if he writes another.
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Howard Stern's autobiography. A must for any fan! .....LONG LIVE HOWARD!!
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Funny and clever. If you liked the move, you will love the book.
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Great Book, if you hate him, you may not after this book, very interesting
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its the story of Howard Stern's life, with typical Howard Stern humor. I miss him now that he's on satellite. Its an interesting read.
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Howard Stern tells it like it is in this autobiography of his life prior to 1994. I found it quite refreshing, hilarious & informing regarding parts of his personal life as well as the professional strikes he encountered along the way. It may soften some attitudes about Howard once they can see behind the mask he wears when on air.
Any fan will be happy to read this, any non fan may be surprised after finding out some of the things Howard has had to go through to get where he is today.
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A great read for any Stern fan!
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Hilarious. If you like(d) Howie you'll love this book for sure.
Ruptopack avatar reviewed Private Parts on + 29 more book reviews
Hilarious memoirs of Howard Stern's odd relationships with family, friends and many celebrities. Raw and brutally honest.
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The book I received was missing about 50 some pages ( did not look as though they were torn out) and then later in the book there were repeat pages. Otherwise good.
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Enjoy Howard Stern.
raisingirlie avatar reviewed Private Parts on
It was ok.
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This book is in great condition. I read it many years ago and really enjoyed it. I personally thought it was hillarious. This book is for anyone who likes Howard Sterns kind of humor.
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The cover is different from the one seen here. It's the cover of the movie that was made because of the book, but the book inside is still the same. Some wear on the side binding as well.
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