A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes to Stern

We all have a couple we idealize. For some it's Burns and Allen, for others it's Tracy and Hepburn, and for yet others it's Siegfried and Roy. For me it was Howard and Alison Stern. I became infatuated with their marriage in sixth grade, listening to Stern's local radio show after school. Here was a guy who was married but getting away with spanking strippers. As an 11-year-old I didn't know much about marriage, but if it included spanking strippers, I was ready to take my vows.

I knew more about the Stern marriage than my parents'--since I listened to him...

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