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Bill Geist, two-time Emmy recipient and long-time CBS news correspondent, chronicles 19 wacky but true entrepreneurial endeavors that prove the American Dream is alive and well - if but just a tad warped. Who says America doesn't make anything anymore? Where else could you find Bob Chandler who made a fortune by inventing the huge-wheeled behemoth of the arena, the car-crushing monster truck? How about Hardy Warren, dean of the dog-eat-dog California traffic school? Or Hall Schlenger, creator of the cable Fish Channel. "You have to understand the entertainment value of a fish." And what about the legendary Ron Popeil and his Pocket Fisherman, spray-on hair, and Veg-o-Matic? All this could only happen in America, land of whopper-tunity.

©1994 Bill Geist (P)2004, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

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Material dated. I’m not a spring chicken myself but some of these older humorous books lose some of their humor after a long time. Material isn’t relevant as much in today’s world which makes the book a bit of a repetitive and boring listen. I like this author’s newer stuff better. Just so-so.

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How Innocent 20 Years Ago Seemed

I was really happy to hear one of my favorite cultural icons telling his stories in his own voice. His look at things like “fish tv” and “Mary Hart’s legs” is refreshing and, somehow, innocent. I hope Bill’s health is stable and thank him for his quality son, Willie. Very pleasurable listen.