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A more positive review of Krasny's book

Two commentators on the radio industry in the Bay Area have entirely different takes on Michael Krasny’s new book “Off Mike: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.”

While Ben Fong-Torres (writing for the Chronicle) complained that the KQED-FM host wrote about himself too much, Brad Kava (writing in the Merc) says that’s OK because Krasny, 62, “doles out some of his toughest shots at himself, as he grew from a Cleveland hoodlum to the holder of a doctorate in English teaching at San Francisco State University.”

Kava (whose blog can be found at www.kavasradiosoup.com) noted these points in his review:

Kava’s biggest problem with the book is that Krasny doesn’t always name names, though sometimes it’s obvious who he is talking about — like when Krasny was heckled at a high school graduation speech by Michael Savage. Kava says Krasny must have been writing about Savage when he said:

Krasny’s book is available from Amazon.com. (Photo credit: San Francisco State University Dept. of Publications)

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