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For the first time, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling opens up about his life as a cast member and head writer for the comedy powerhouse The Howard Stern Show. In The Joke Man: Bow to Stern, Jackie tells of his beginnings as a working comedian and writer and his climb to the top on The Howard Stern Show. Jackie saw it all, and in The Joke Man: Bow to Stern he shares personal stories as well a look from behind the scenes at one of the highest-rated radio shows of all time. You'll also get his take on his falling out with Howard and the show, and plenty of the raunchy, laugh-out-loud humor that Jackie "The Joke Man" is famous for.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy as "The Joke Man" riffs on his one-of-a-kind career in show business, Howard Stern and the gang, and his very unique life - an American success story like no other.

©2017 Jackie Martling (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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not a bad read

it wasn't horrible it just wasn't what I expected. When I heard he was writing a tell-all book I thought we were going to get some behind-the-scenes Stern Show information. there was very little if any of that and this was more of a book based on the life of Jackie Martling. Again not a bad book just not what I expected

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classic Jackie!

F Jackie! such a good listen! miss you Jackie! Stern show classic, baba fn booey

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Jackie is the BEST!

I always loved Jackie and the Stern Show. Now that I have a better understanding of what really happened, I respect Jackie as well. Not to mention he is truly a great guy who is very approachable and sincere. I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2004 at Les Paul’s, Iridium Jazz Club. Hiya! Jackie still remembers me and go buy this great book!

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Good behind the scenes info

Jackie is a favorite, from back in the day when Howard was listenable. His insights of those days, his departure from the Stern show, and revelations about an icon's motivations are worth the listen.

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  • 11-21-17

For Diehard Howard Stern Fans Only

This book starts out with a bad mic in a living room. The quality is barely audible. From there, Artie enters a studio and JAckie takes over.

The story is somewhat boring. There is a considerable amount of Rodney Dangerfield talk, but it seems to go nowhere. His jokes are decent, as always. Along the way he does give a little behind the scenes of the Stern show, but waiting for the exit discussion was not rewarding.

If you love the Stern show and listened for 20+ years, this book is worth tolerating. Otherwise, I would pass it up and read an Artie Lange book. That guy can tell a story. Jackie should stick to telling jokes.

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Listened to it in two sittings, two days

Finally, we get to hear the other side of the story. A lot of truth in there. It’s an honest story. A story told by a master storyteller. It’s genuine, human and I can’t wait to listen to it again. Good for you, Jackie.

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Rather be water boarded

This was a waste of my time and money. Painful to listen to. I would rather have burned my money for heat

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