Works-in-Progress

03 Tokyo w/Geishas 1955

Coming Summer 2019

How I Learned to Sell and Make Deals
1950-1958

Memoir of a Merchant Man

by William L. McGee with Sandra V. McGee

From the back cover…

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

In his fifth memoir, award-winning author William L. McGee recounts the series of unplanned events which took him from cowboying in the West to the upper echelons of the 1950s world trade business. Or as McGee likes to say…from Levis and boots to Brooks Brothers suits.

In 1950, on a visit to his new bride’s hometown in the East for the holidays, McGee is offered a job selling Willys Jeeps. He discovers he has a talent for sales and deal-making – and he likes it. He makes the decision to leave cowboying and ranching, and he never looks back.

As someone once said, life happens when you’re making other plans.

Written in his signature spare and straightforward style, the author delivers a chronological account of the early lessons he learned to be successful in sales and as an entrepreneur… lessons he would never forget in the competitive world of exports/imports, and later in his 32-year career in the entertainment business.

William L. McGee’s writing career has spanned six decades. He has written 22 non-fiction books, 9 of them 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.

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In the chute for Spring 2020

Author, Publisher, Marketing Man, 1990-2015
A Memoir

by William L. McGee with Sandra V. McGee