Gary Dell’Abate Lands Book Deal for His Memoir ‘They Call Me Baba Booey’

Stern Show producer says autobiography deals with growing up in an unusual household

April 28, 2010

Lisa G reported that Gary had sold his memoir, “They Call Me Baba Booey,” to Random House, and Howard confirmed the story, saying he’d recently signed off on the project after Gary promised it’d be about growing up with his mother, who apparently had some “issues.”

Howard said Gary turned out alright thanks to his father, who once told him, “There’s something wrong with your mom. There’s nothing wrong with you.”

Howard commended Gary’s father: “I thought your father was very wise for doing that.”

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.”