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Book deal for Baba Booey: Howard Stern producer will write a memoir

April 28, 2010 |  1:21 pm

Baba Howard Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate, a.k.a. Baba Booey, has scored a deal to write a memoir for Random House, SiriusBuzz reports.

Stern mentioned the forthcoming book on his Wednesday show, according to the radio show's website, and Dell'Abate joined him:

Gary came in to say his shrink has a theory about growing up in the Dell'Abate household: "Every day when you turned the doorknob, you didn't know if you were going to be kicked in the teeth emotionally or hugged." Howard laughed: "Everything with you is teeth!" Gary said his boyhood home's front door prepared him for working on the show: "It's kind of like opening the door to the studio every day."

Expect an early November release for "They Call Me Baba Booey," which Dell'Abate will write with author Chad Millman, who previously co-wrote mixed martial artist and UFC champ Chuck Lidell's autobiography.

Perhaps that experience has prepared Millman for working with a member of Stern's crew?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Mark McGrath, left, sings with Gary Dell'Abate, a.k.a. Baba Booey of "The Howard Stern Show," on a charity edition of Fox's "Don't Forget the Lyrics" that aired in March 2009. Credit Greg Gayne / Fox.

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