In this New York Times bestseller, host of one of the nation’s top morning shows Elvis Duran shares his wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons with his trademark honesty and “bighearted, deliciously warm” (Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC’s Shark Tank) humor.
Elvis Duran’s nationally syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, is America’s most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly ten million people every morning.
But his success didn’t happen overnight. Elvis spent years navigating the wild world of radio as a DJ for hire, working (and partying) in markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100 in 1996. Over the last twenty years, he has become one of New York City’s signature voices (Variety calls him “a permanent fixture of the area’s daily commutes”) thanks to his show’s exciting mix of music, new artist discovery, interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.
Along the way, Elvis has become known not just for his incisive interviews (and occasional feuds) with pop music’s biggest stars, but for the show’s commitment to kindness and positivity and Elvis’s own candor and openness with his audience.
Bold, funny, and totally candid, Where Do I Begin? is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis live every morning—or anyone who wants to know what really goes on behind the scenes of the pop music machine from the “man who has been as big a part of the industry’s success as anyone” (Ryan Seacrest).
Elvis Duran is one of America’s most well-known and widely admired media personalities. His nationally syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, is America’s most-listened-to Top 40 morning show and one of the 10 most-listened-to programs in all of radio, heard live by nearly 10 million people in more than 80 markets across the country. Meanwhile, Elvis’s regular appearances on NBC’s Today, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Entertainment Tonight, and other television shows have made him not just a beloved voice, but a familiar face for fans of pop culture.
“Growing up in Atlanta, I listened to Z93 and would call into Elvis’s show to request songs. What sets radio apart from any other medium in the world is that it provides its hosts and listeners with a special bond. We become a part of one another’s lives. This book is the rest of the radio story told by a man who has been as big a part of the industry’s success as anyone.”
– Ryan Seacrest
“Nobody keeps it as real as Elvis does, and that’s the reason we all love him because his authenticity is magnetic. First time I ever got drunk with him he shared this jewel: ‘Charlamagne, you know what they say, you didn’t have a good night if you woke up and there was no blood on your pillow.’ I have zero idea what that meant but it’s inspiring and I won’t stop until I have one of those nights.”
– Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of The Breakfast Club
“Elvis has a liver more powerful than a sewage treatment facility and a heart that pours joy into everybody blessed to meet him. But his real gift, reflected in this book, is asking the extra question that takes us deeper into the stories that matter to all of us while making us laugh the entire time.”
– Mehmet Oz, MD, host of The Dr. Oz Show
“Elvis is bighearted, deliciously warm, and truly thankful for his fortunes and adoring friends. He brings out the best in people, making each feel like a million bucks. I hope this is the first of many books; I’m already waiting in line.”
– Barbara Corcoran, co-star of ABC’s Shark Tank
“From his humble beginnings to radio stardom, Elvis has always been an unsung hero who tirelessly gives to those in need. I’m grateful to be the lucky recipient of his wicked wit, and now readers can be too. Tequila shots not included.”
– Bobbi Brown, beauty and lifestyle mogul
“It is impossible not to fall in love with Elvis. No, not THAT Elvis—MY Elvis. I know I have to share him with the world but I don’t like it! He’s one of my favorite people and I’m so grateful to call him my friend.”