Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock - Anthony Cumia, Johnny Russo, Brad Trackman & Jim Norton

Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock

By Anthony Cumia, Johnny Russo, Brad Trackman & Jim Norton

  • Release Date: 2018-11-20
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 128 Ratings


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-read 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.


  • Awful retread

    By Roklieydhg
    This is an awful retread of the stories we have heard a thousand times. Don’t waste your time (which it’s very little time 1 1/2 to 2 hours front to back) or your money. Wait for opies I’m sure it will actually be interesting and not the lazy attempt of “writing” by a drunk.
  • Double guns Cumia

    By EatShitOpie
    Great read for any O&A fan.
  • Good read on a familiar voice

    By Mobrien2
    Great book on a person I have been listening to for the past 18 years. Anthony is a very down to earth person who never forgot where he came from.
  • What a ride!

    By HalfRacistNate
    As a longtime O&A fan I loved reading this from start to finish. A lot of the stories he tells are ones you heard about on the show but it also includes so much more. Lots of insight that prior to reading I didn’t know. It’s an easy and amazing read!!!!
  • Good evening.

    By Walt "Goose" Jenkins
    Hell of a read. Vintage Cumia. Well done Sir.
  • Absolutely Great!

    By PincheCulero
    I love the book so far! Woke up 3am to start reading. Anthony is a very entertaining guy. Well done! I mean BRAVO!.... yuck.
  • Love it so far

    By Lip service 356
    Big Opie and Anthony fan since the WNEW days and thoroughly enjoying his life story so far. Punching out boys!