Since June of 2018, the self-proclaimed King Of All Media had been teasing his SiriusXM radio show listeners about a secret project. “For the last two years of my life, I’ve been involved in this project,” Howard said. Apparently, Stern had been using his shortened radio schedule week (three days) and the bulk of his vacation time to complete his third book.
Now, that project has finally been revealed: his new book, titled Howard Stern Comes Again! Stern’s third book arrived in bookstores and online formats on May 14, 2019. Within hours of his on-air announcement, the pre-sales made the book number one on Amazon’s best seller list.
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At this point, not much is known about the content of the book. The 560 pages will allegedly highlight both his growth over the years and his groundbreaking celebrity interviews from the Stern Show studio. He will also go into detail about his departure from terrestrial radio back in 2005.
Part of what fueled the pre-sales was Stern’s promise “to reveal a closely-guarded secret he’s been keeping for quite some time.”
Stern’s previous two books were both New York Times best sellers. His first book, Private Parts, hit shelves in 1993 and later became a movie of the same name in 1997. “Miss America,” Stern’s second book, hit shelves in 1995.
Excerpts from the Book
As part of the book promotion for Comes Again, Simon & Schuster are tweeting out excerpts from the book. So far, the blurbs have been part of Howard’s thoughts on various celebrities.
Howard on Jon Stewart: “I never guessed how deep we’d get. I’m so grateful to Jon for revealing himself to me and my listeners. We shared something truly remarkable.”
Howard on David Letterman: “This interview was the first time Dave without question wanted to be there. I did even more preparation than I usually do. I would wake up in the middle of the night and jot down fifteen topics I wanted to raise with Dave. Between that and all my trips to the bathroom, I wasn’t getting any sleep.”
Howard on Amy Poehler: “That a strong, talented, intelligent, sophisticated performer/writer like Amy knows who ‘Tan Mom’ is and what Baba Booey means and is well versed in ‘Hit em with the Hein’ is extremely important to me.”
Howard on Jerry Seinfeld: “In this interview, he talks about walking away from Seinfeld and his uncanny sense of timing, but for
Howard on his biggest regret, Robin Williams: “I loved Robin Williams, but there I am beating him over the head with, like, ‘Hey, I hear you’re f–king your nanny?’ I could have had a
When will Howard Stern Comes Again be released?
The book, Howard Stern Comes Again, is available for purchase everywhere starting May 14, 2019. Buy the book from Amazon. As of May 2019, pre-orders of the book have been brisk indicating a lot of demand. The book
Simon & Schuster is publishing Howard Stern Comes Again. Simon & Schuster also published Stern’s first book, Private Parts. It is said that Howard’s first book was the fastest selling book in the publishers history at that time. His second book was published by HarperCollins.
Will Howard Stern do a book tour?
Yes, Howard will do a small book tour to promote his new book. The Stern Show even posted an article about it on their blog.
As part of his strategy, Stern has hired the well-respected publicist Leslee Dart to represent him (according to PageSix). Dart also represents several other Hollywood clients. Once Stern’s book tour dates and times are announced by by the publisher or Howard’s publicist, the schedule will be posted to this site. Below are the dates and times that have been mentioned online so far.
Scheduled Appearances and Interviews:
- May 12, 2019 – CBS Sunday Morning (TV) [source]
- May 13, 2019 – Good Morning America (TV) [source]
- May 14, 2019 – NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Part One [source]
- May 15, 2019 – NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Part Two [source]
- May 15, 2019 – The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (TV) [source]
- May 16, 2019 – The View (TV) [source]
- May 19, 2019 – Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend (podcast) [source]
- May 21, 2019 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV) [source]
- TBD – SiriusXM shows
Note: On the show recently, Howard mentioned that the promotional tour means that he is having to postpone his European vacation with his boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel. It also means he isn’t going to Los Angles to promote the book. “I had to get on the phone to Jimmy — Jimmy Kimmel, who’s my boyfriend — and tell him I’m not coming out to California,” Howard said to Robin on air.
In addition to various television appearances, Howard has also conducted a few print interviews as part of the book promotion.
Articles, Interviews and Publications:
- AP News: In new book, Stern talks regret, and how therapy changed him [source]
- Boston Globe: Howard Stern has fallen in love with reading books. And it’s all thanks to his Kindle [source]
- Chicago Tribune: Howard Stern talks about life, death, Donald Trump — and why he can’t stand his old narcissism [source]
- CBS News: The evolving Howard Stern [source]
- New York Times Magazine: Howard Stern says he has changed. How much? [source]
- New York Daily News: Howard Stern talks to the Daily News about life, liars, cancer and his new book, ‘Howard Stern Comes Again’ [source]
- Rolling Stone: A Softer Side of Howard Stern [source]
- The Hollywood Reporter: “All I’m Thinking Is, ‘I’m Going to Die'” [source]
- The Inquirer: Howard Stern: ‘I love the people of Philadelphia. They embraced me’ [source]
Fans and wack-packers have already begun the promotional tour for Howard Stern Comes Again! Longtime wack-packer Mariann from Brooklyn has been calling into a number of radio shows to promote the book. She has called into the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show, often screaming her praises into the phone. Sal and Richard have also joined into the fun, pranking a radio show in Kansas by acting as Howard (and incorporated the voice of O.J. Simpson).
Will Howard’s new book discuss Artie Lange?
This is rumored to be true. In August of 2018, Artie Lange gave an interview to New Jersey 105.1 podcast in which he revealed that he was contacted by a book publisher informing him that Stern’s upcoming book, “Howard Stern Comes Again” mentioned him in a few spots.
“I’m curious to see what it is,” Lange said on the podcast. “He is a master of marketing and he’s got me curious to see what the book will be. Two chapters are supposed to be about me.” Lange later added, “you know what’s going to aggravate me, is if he makes more money writing about me than I did writing about me.”
Lange left the Stern Show in December of 2009, when he showed up to work after a whiskey/painkiller binge. During a commercial break, management told Artie to go home, and he was later granted time off from the show to enter into rehab. A few weeks later, he attempted suicide and never returned to the show. Howard has spoken very little about it over the years, despite Artie’s many run-ins with the law.
During a recent interview with New York Times Magazine, Stern explained that he has been careful with regards to Artie. “I choose my words about Artie carefully, because I love him,” said Stern during the interview. “I know that a lot of fans want me to talk about Artie and feel it’s a cop-out for me not to. I’ll take that. I don’t want to do anything that would rock his boat. I get sad talking about Artie. He was a tremendous contributor. But we had to move on.”
Does Howard Stern have cancer?
No, Howard Stern does not have cancer. As part of his promotional book tour, Howard did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. During the interview, Stern reveals that he had a cancer scare a couple of years ago.
Fans will remember the time frame well. Back in May of 2017, Stern canceled the show one morning without notice. It spawned a theory of conspiracy theories ranging from a divorce from Beth to the death of a parent to a secret love affair with a Sasquatch (ok, we made that last one up). None of those theories dealt with Howard having cancer.
Stern told listeners in 2017 after the incident that is was just the flu, and that they shouldn’t worry. Now, Stern reveals the truth: he had a growth on his kidney and the likelihood of cancer was 90%. “And now all I’m thinking is, ‘I’m going to die,’ ” Howard said during his interview with THR. “And I’m scared shitless.”
Surgery revealed that it wasn’t cancer at all. It was a cyst on his kidney (that was removed). Howard admits during the interview that he was lucky, but the scare now has him thinking even more about his retirement. He reveals more details about his cancer scare in his book Howard Stern Comes Again.
When is Howard Stern retiring?
No one but Howard (and maybe Beth) knows for sure. According to the New York Times, Howard’s current Stern Show deal with SirusXM runs until December 2020. It is unclear if he intends to retire then, or extend his contract further.
He is currently 65 years old (January 12, 1954). He has joked on the show before that he is done at the end of this contract, but he has said similar before. “No really, I’m done. Two years and I’m out of here,” Stern said to his co-host Robin one morning.
Howard recently revealed that his cancer scare in 2017 has him thinking about his future. “I’m at a place now where I am trying to figure out how to spend the rest of my life, however long that might be,” Stern told The Hollywood Reporter during an interview.
What are reviews like for Howard Stern Comes Again?
So far, reviews for Howard Stern Comes Again have been amazing! While it appears the humor in this book is different than past books, Comes Again still packs a ton of laughs into it. And critics are loving the book. Below are links to some of the more popular books reviews thus far.
- Books of the Times: Howard Stern Can Talk. This Book Shows He’s Also a Good Listener. [source]
- Las Vegas Review-Journal: The answer to Howard Stern’s ‘silly question’ is in new book [source]
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ‘Everyone in the world should read this book’ [source]
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: ‘Howard Stern Comes Again’ cements his legacy as ace interviewer [source]
- Washington Post: ‘Howard Stern Comes Again’ gives a glimpse of a kinder, gentler shock jock [source]