Instaread Summary of Bare Bones I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading this Book by Bobby Bones
Five out of five stars
The author of this book is radio personality Bobby Bones. Born Bobby Estell, he took the on air name very early in his radio career. Suffering from self-imposed poverty as a child, his mother was a severe alcoholic, Bones developed a strong work ethic early in an attempt to overcome his roots. He worked his way through college putting in long hours in radio. Even when he began to achieve some success in radio, Bones was determined to finish college so that he would have a solid backup. He is to be commended for that.
Bones’ life, both professional and personal, has largely been dictated by his work experiences. In the true spirit of the radio personality, he executed several publicity stunts, not all of which were honest or ethical. His radio partner was once arrested, later released, for the rather stupid stunt of entering a convenience store with pantyhose over his head.
The writer of this summary engages in some critical analysis of Bones, using the insecurities of his childhood to explain Bones never having been married and his other struggles with personal relationships. There were people in his early life that helped fill the void of having dysfunctional parents, yet Bones fails to mention them later.
This is a book with little appeal outside of the group that is familiar with Bones and his radio program. The author of this summary does a good job in including enough analysis to make the book more appealing to readers unfamiliar with Bones’ work.
This book was made available for free for review purposes.