Tuesday, December 27, 2011

An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size by Big Boy

Growing up homeless, fatherless and facing more than a few problems with gang violence and issues of self-worth, Big Boy managed to rise to the top of the hip-hop world and west-coast radio scene. For 33 years of Big Boy’s life size didn’t matter. As he reached the pinnacle of broadcasting he just kept piling on the pounds, and claiming award after award in radio. Right around this time he stepped on the scale and it read “510” pounds, celebrities took bets that he couldn’t drop the weight. Choosing to put his career first, even when his life was on the line after opting for a radical surgical procedure, Big fought through the greatest struggle of his life. In this book the joke song-singing, crank call-making, celebrity interviewing, wise-cracking, all around hilarious, humongous black dude behind the wildly popular morning radio program Big Boy’s Neighborhood shares everything he lived through and learned along the way.

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