Recently I got the chance to review We Be Big – The Mostly True Story of How Two Kids from Calhoun County, Alabama Became Rick and Bubba by Rick Burgess and Bill Bussey with Don Keith.
Before reading this, I really knew little about Rick and Bubba. Honestly, all I knew was that they were on the radio and I figured – what the heck – I will check out the book and see what they have to say. (Connecticut doesn’t have any stations with their show in syndication – it is aired mainly in the south)
The book tells about growing up for Rick and Bubba and what led them to become interested in being in the radio business. Chapters alternate telling Rick’s story and then Bubba’s of about the same time in their life and all the paths that God guided them too before eventually bringing them together (again.) They first met in a Spanish class where they made their teacher’s life miserable!
The story tells about their trials and tribulations once becoming ‘Rick & Bubba’ and having their show move from various stations as well as the personal tragedies they had to overcome and how their relationship with God and each other helped them through.
It also explains why the book is called We Be Big – self proclaimed sexiest fat men alive, they had their toll-free number for callers to reach them be 866 WE BE BIG.
Now that I know more about Rick and Bubba I am bummed that there isn’t somewhere local where I can listen in on their radio show! I’ll just have to try and stream it online from their website, http://www.rickandbubba.com
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