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Bare Bones: I'm Not Lonely If You're Reading This Book

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bobby Bones

Narrated By: Bobby Bones

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2016

Duration: 6 hours 25 minutes


A touching, funny, heart-wrenching, and triumphant memoir from one of the biggest names in radio, the host of The Bobby Bones Show, one of the most listened-to drive time morning radio shows in the nation.
Growing up poor in Mountain Pine, Arkansas, with a young, addicted mom, Bobby Estell fell in love with country music. Abandoned by his father at the age of five, Bobby saw the radio as his way out—a dream that came true in college when he went on air at the Henderson State University campus station broadcasting as Bobby Bones, while simultaneously starting The Bobby Bones Show at 105.9 KLAZ. Bobby’s passions were pop, country music, and comedy, and he blended the three to become a tastemaker in the country music industry, heard by millions daily. Bobby broke the format of standard country radio, mixing country and pop with entertainment news and information, and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the business, including Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Jason Aldean.
Yet despite the glamour, fame, and money, Bobby has never forgotten his roots, the mom and grandmother who raised him, the work ethic he embraced which saved him and encouraged him to explore the world, and the good values that shaped him. In this funny, poignant memoir told in Bobby’s distinctive patter, he takes fans on a tour of his road to radio. Bobby doesn’t shy away from the curves he continues to navigate—including his obsessive-compulsive disorder—on his journey to find the happiness of a healthy family.
Funny and tender, raw and honest, Bare Bones is pure Bobby Bones—surprising, entertaining, inspiring, and authentic.


  • Jennifer A

    Great book. Highly recommend if you like Bobby Bones or listen to his radio show.

  • Amanda L

    I loved this book, we need more honest hardworking people like this in the world! Bobby and the whole morning radio crew are such an inspiration and always put a smile on my face! #pimpinjoy

  • Julie Nauss

    I love Bobby Bones and the Gang and am so glad I took the time to listen to Bobby's book! Love his honesty and humor! Excellent!

  • Kathy Swisshelm

    This book was really good I have been a fan of Bobby Bones for about a year now. I have even went and seen him in his one man stand up show it was grate I wish I would have been able to see the raging idiots . This book is very good !!!!

  • Travis Colbrunn

    Can't believe I waited so long to listen to this. If you're a fan of Bobby, you'll absolutely love this. If you've never heard of him, you'll probably still absolutely love this. I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night so you can trust me on this.

  • Laurie Matthews

    I really enjoyed this book but I thought I would since I really enjoy the Bobby Bones Show. Great read.

  • Jocelyn Zuniga

    It was a breath of fresh air! To know some of the secrets he's kept from us from the morning show! I loved his story and how he grew up! I kinda saw myself in his shoes! I was driving on some country roads back from Florida so it was nice to feel like that was his small town! I enjoyed this story and I can't wait when he writes another story if he ever does! Loved it!

  • Terra Hite

    Bobby is a great example of how you can never give up your dreams! He has gone through stuff in his life but it's never held him back from doing what he loves to do. Listening to Bobby tell his story it has opened my eyes up a lot more to why I act the way I do. I related to this book a lot. Sugih a great book! Must must must read!

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