Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely if You’re Reading This Book
by Bobby Bones
Published May 17, 2016 by Dey Street Books
Bare Bones tells the story of how little Bobby Estell from poor, rural Arkansas grew up to be a hugely successful name in country music radio. The book is filled with thoughtful and often heart-wrenching essays detailing his life — from being bullied in school, to dealing with an addicted mother and non-existent father, to his first jobs in the radio business (where he worked for free!), to starting the Bobby Bones Show as we know it today.
I’ve been listening to the Bobby Bones show every morning for exactly a year now. I found it on the radio my first morning living in Texas and ever since, have not listened to another station once (even during the commercials!). So, obviously, I’m a pretty big fan of Mr. Bobby Bones.
I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Bobby better through the essays in his book. Even though I had heard a few of the stories before on the radio, the book definitely gave more background details and emotion, which made it worth it to hear the stories again. I couldn’t respect Bobby more if I tried. He is the most hardworking, inspiring, and humble guy that I “know”.
I really enjoyed the parts of the book where I got to learn about the early origins of the show, and how Bobby went from intern-working-for-free at a tiny Arkansas radio station to running the morning show in Austin. There was so much I didn’t know, and I appreciate the show so much more now that I do.
If you listen to the show, this book is a must-read. There’s a reason the Bobby Bones Show is the number one country music morning show in the country, and if you’re not on board yet, you need to be!
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