Iconic Radio Personality Elvis Duran to Publish Inspirational Memoir with Atria Books
NEW YORK, March 6, 2019—Elvis Duran, host of the nationally syndicated radio program, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, will publish his memoir with Atria Books titled Where Do I Begin?: Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud. To be published in fall 2019, Where Do I Begin? will share Elvis’s wildest stories and hardest-learned lessons—on and off air—with his trademark heart, honesty, and humor.
Elvis spent his early years as essentially a radio DJ for hire working in several markets around the country before taking over the morning shift at the legendary Z100. Over the last 20 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 iHeart show’s mix of music, new artist discovery, interviews, gossip, and live listener interaction.
Along the way, Elvis has become well-known not just for his incisive interviews with pop music’s biggest stars, but for the show’s commitment to kindness, positivity, Elvis’s own candor, and openness with his audience.
Now, Elvis is ready to tell the story of his unbelievable journey to the top of the radio charts, revealing never-before-shared moments as well as the triumphs and setbacks that have shaped his life and career, and reflections on the lessons he has learned along the way.“All I really want, at the end of the day, is for people to look back on their own lives and recognize a moment they spent with me and my radio family as one of those moments that mattered,” says Elvis Duran. “Not because of anything especially insightful we said. But because we were there for them.”
“Bold, funny, and totally candid, Where Do I Begin? is sure to be loved by anyone who listens to Elvis every morning” said Atria Books Executive Editor, Matthew Benjamin. “These are the stories Elvis wants to share with those he really cares about—his radio family.”
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 ten 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.
Matthew Benjamin acquired North American rights from Mitch Hoffman at The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, Inc. Where Do I Begin? will also be published simultaneously as an audiobook from Simon & Schuster Audio.
Atria Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, and a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. Simon & Schuster proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information about Atria visit our website at atriabooks.com.
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