••••• BOB MCGRATH OKLA CITY USA
I smiled and laughed out loud all the way through! Written by an "inside guy" who worked tirelessly to climb to the top in advertising, and found his way into the world of cars and auto racing, the antics with celebrities and the like are priceless!
A definite read for anyone from the Windy City or one who knows Chicago well. For a fun, light and entertaining glimpse into being a self-made man in a cutthroat industry, I recommend this book!
••••• Ellen Golbranson
This is great stuff. Tales of a pitch man with a great imagination, moxie and loving the fast lane. And all before the internet, when you had to forge relationships. As a former corporate PR guy, I can tell you that this guy was a genius.
••••• Albert R Brashear
THIS IS A REAL (M)ADMAN... WHAT A STORY... WHAT A LIFE!
I was fortunate enough to work for Mr. Maloney on his Motorsports International TV show when I was a student in college. It was a blast to watch him in action and great to meet the many Auto Racing stars & legends that were on his show. Many years later we re-met in Southern California where Bill was still making magic (and money). Then he moved to Hawaii and instead of "retiring" he started another career path with his award winning Ohana Road TV show.
The stories of all of the incredible things he has done so far in his life are all jam packed into this much anticipated book. Bill has truly lived a charmed and charming life... he is one of the original "Madmen" and the inventor of... "Tailgate Parties"! This is a fun and funny read... I highly recommend this!
••••• Jeffry Martini
I started reading the intro then I went to the back and started reading there. I think the format of the book... I think you will get a lot of people saying "I can to that" and they will write their own book. I may try it and bury you somewhere in there. I'm keeping it on my desk.
This will be my stress reliever.
••••• Helen Y. Rauer
The end of World War II ushered in a giddy, golden age fueled by automobiles, television, the G.I. Bill and exploding economic growth. Windy City Adman Bill Maloney was there at the beginning to chronical those giddy times. Adman,TV pioneer, professional race car driver: Bill takes us on a wild ride from dirt tracks in California to imperial media studios in New York.
••••• Grady W. Amann
Sitting next to his pal Jonathan Winters at football games as the wild man alternately scares and cracks up the fans around them ... hot-rodding with Al Unser Senior and Junior ... ducking punches thrown by baseball's Billy Martin. Bill has lived in the fast lane, and he tells all in this hilarious account of his life.
••••• ole buckeroo