New on bookshelves nationwide this month is "Have You Met Miss Jones," the autobiography of WQHT-FM "Hot 97" New York morning host Tarsha Jones, carrying the subtitle "The Life and Loves of Radio's Most Controversial Diva." The book recounts her attempt at a music career that morphed into a successful radio career, with lots of juicy details about her romances with various big names in Hip-Hop, including admissions about pretty much all of those relationships turning out badly.
"Even though I've tried to wear glass slippers, somebody has deliberately knocked them off my feet. Because of that, I have walked the earth emotionally barefoot, and expressed my lack of self-esteem and rage in ways that clouded my judgment. I was a participant in a lot of drama. Didn't mean to be…it was never my intention," Jones says in the book published by Random House's One World/Ballantine division.
According to a review by David Hinckley in the New York Daily News, Jones also dishes on some of the people she has worked with in radio. Kind words for Emmis Market Manager Barry Mayo, but not so much for his predecessor, Judy Ellis.