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The uncensored and long-awaited life story of radio’s most notorious shock jock, Anthony Cumia.

Today, Anthony Cumia is the co-host of the wildly popular “Anthony Cumia Show,” which live-streams to a huge following of paid subscribers; however, Anthony is most well-known from the legendary, nationally syndicated “Opie and Anthony Show.” Permanently Suspended is an all-access pass to the controversial mayhem that ensued on-and-off the air.

A must-listen for all diehard O&A fans, Permanently Suspended finally answers the questions that everyone has been waiting for: What really happened between Opie and Anthony? What was the reasoning behind the multiple firings? What prompted the tweeting about the Times Square NYC incident? What is the true account of the controversial allegations? What are the never-before-revealed details of Anthony’s stint in rehab? What does the future hold for his livestream podcast? These questions, and many more, will be answered.

Permanently Suspended is a humorous, no-holds-barred account of the legendary career and life of Anthony Cumia - a blue collar guy who made his dreams come true, rising above all obstacles to become one of the most well-known and successful personalities in radio history.

©2018 Anthony Cumia (P)2018 Anthony Cumia

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Great insight into radios greatest mind.

Loved this book! it really filled in the gaps for the west coast fans of the O&A show, who were definitely late to the party. A great example of the American dream realized. Very inspiring as well as being hilarious. Anthony did an amazing job on the performance.

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Anthony does not disappoint

It sounds like he's doing his show. Exceptional performance. Fun stories. A must for fans.

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Amazingly well done!

Any past or current Cumia fan should check this out. The stories were so entertaining. I only wish it had been longer. To be fair, no matter how long the book was I’d probably still want more.

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  • Dave
  • Union, NJ, US
  • 12-11-18

the Great Anthony Cumia

such a great story, I pretty much lived thru this whole book. 20 years with this O and A and the gang

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Tremendous

Anthony Cumia is a tremendous radio personality and his story is phenomenal. The book can be familiar to hardcore fans but it’s insightful and things of that nature. It’s unfortunate that there is no chapter on The Chippa as he is the reason Cumia’s Career continues to grow or sumthin.

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awesome story

I listened to this in one sitting I have always liked Anthony and have been listening since he was on WYSP in Philadelphia. it's a shame he and Opie are no longer together and this story really explains a lot about his rise to fame! the story kept me very interested and I will listen to it again.

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Kudos too Ant

There is so much I could say about the O&a show along with the guest along with the days that have become the compound media days but I’ll spare boring everyone with that and say this along with Jim Norton’s” I hate your guts” along with “Happy endings” are among the best reads I’ve ever heard and leaves you wanting to know more yet feeling like no rock was uncovered.

PS Opie is a CUNT

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Fantastic

I started listening to O&A the first day they started on XM having heard their name before but having never heard of them, but instantly became a huge fan and went many many years without missing a show. I've followed Anthony to Compound Media from day 1 as well. So with that said going into this book I was wonder if it would just be a rehash of the stories I've heard before and if I'd get bored or not. Well, many of the stories, except some details about the last few years, was stuff I've mostly heard before - but there are some new tidbits I haven't heard before. However Anthony is so incredibly entertaining I listen again knowing the outcome, and I'm completely enthralled. The book flew by, in fact my only wish about the book is that it was much much longer and had more detail, but I also understand the dullards out there can't listen to anything for more than 6-8 hours so you have to shorten these things up for them. But saying you wish something was longer because you enjoyed it so much, that's not a bad thing.

As for Anthony I was glad to see this really wasn't a total Opie bash. I know many of the keyboard warriors out there hate Opie, and I completely understand why Anthony and him had their falling out, but I'm also glad that Opie got what I thought was very fair treatment. Anthony doesn't go soft on Opie by any means, but it's just fair, in that he says what Opie did well and how he did have a really important job on the show, even if Opie never was comfortable with it and let the pests get to him.

Anthony himself reads the book and thankfully it's not a straight reading of the book, Anthony throws in some stuff here and there, does impressions (I swear you'd think they was the real people), they leave in some laughs when it makes sense, etc. I have nearly 1000 audiobooks at this point, and as far as an author reading his own book, I'd say this is probably at the top of the list. Production value was fine, sometimes they'd hard cut Anthony laughing or do a chapter pause in a way that you think the app crashed or something, but for the most part it was fine, but didn't really take away from the reading.

Overall I really enjoyed the book, easily a 5-star effort, and for a first book it's really well done.

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A must listen for any O&A fan

I was a big O&A fan for years and when Mr. Cumia left the void was enormouse. If you were a fan of the show as well, Antony's open candor as he tells his story will shed light on events you will be familiar with from the radio show. Those not familiar with Anthony may be shell shocked to hear someone be so open about events in their very eventfull life as this man is. As a fan I could not give this enough stars. I have no doubt than many will be stunned as he describes some of his experiences and not understand this mans type of humor which others praise him for.

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Fuggggggin hilarious!

Heckkkkk yeah...this book was good! I went through it so quick it was like I was Carl Lewiston or something.

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  • lee
  • 12-13-18

Heard alot before but top quality

Awesome book great to have all these stories in one place although alot has been discussed on air over the years so not much knew if you're a diehard fan

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  • 12-13-18

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