How I Learned to Sell and Make Deals

“Bill, how would you like to make more money in a month selling Willys Jeeps than I bet you make in a year of cowboying?”

In his newly-released fifth memoir, award-winning author William L. McGee recounts the event in 1950 that changed the course of his life from cowboying in the West to becoming a successful importer/executive in the competitive world trade business. Or as McGee likes to say…a transition from Levis and boots to Brooks Brothers suits.

As the saying goes, life happens when you’re making other plans. 

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“Preface: The Many Lives of Bill McGee” 


Written in his signature spare and straightforward style, McGee shares how he discovered his talent for sales and the early lessons he learned to be successful in selling,  deal-making, and entrepreneurship…lessons he never forgot in his 8-year career as an executive in the world trade business followed by his 32-year career in the entertainment business.

William L. McGee’s writing career spans more than six decades. He has written 22 nonfiction books, 9 with his co-author/wife Sandra V. McGee. In addition to his memoir series, McGee has written 5 World War II military histories. In 2018, “THE SOLOMONS CAMPAIGNS, 1942-1943” won the Military Writers Society of America Silver Medal Award for History.

Other memoirs by William L. McGee:
MONTANA MEMOIR: 1925–1942: The Hardscrabble Years
BLUEJACKET ODYSSEY, 1942-1946: Guadalcanal to Bikini
THE DIVORCE SEEKERS: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler, 1947-1949
THE BROADCASTING YEARS, 1958-1989: Memoir of a Television Pioneer
AUTHOR, PUBLISHER, MARKETING MAN, 1990-2015 (In the chute for 2020)

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