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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bill Geist  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Champaign, Illinois

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Biographical and Professional Information

Bill Geist has won two Emmys, and many awards for his work as a humorist, commentator and reporter in television, newspapers and magazines. His shining moment came, however, while taking third in the Illinois State Fair Bake Off in 1979.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

City Slickers
ISBN: 0517029006. OCLC Number: 15521131

Penguin (Non-Classics). .

Fore! Play
ISBN: 0446678473. OCLC Number: 46654088

Grand Central Publishing. .

Fore! play
ISBN: 9780446588201. OCLC Number: 851581374

Hachette Book Group,. .

Little League confidential :
ISBN: 0440508770. OCLC Number: 65286618

Dell Pub.,. .

Little League confidential :
ISBN: 9781451603194. OCLC Number: 986241101

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ISBN: 0517167638. OCLC Number: 31689990

Random House Value Publishing. .

New treasury of great humorists.
ISBN: 9781441622440. OCLC Number: 436688877

Phoenix Audio,. .

Performances of selected excerpts from the humorous works of various authors.

The big five-oh! :
ISBN: 0786212675. OCLC Number: 37705274

Thorndike Press,. .

From the trauma of receiving an application to join the AARP to the realization that he can't really see the menu, hear the waiter, or remember the specials, Bill Geist catalogs the discontents, large and small, of the multitudes (11,000 fiftieth birthdays per day for the next seventeen years) nearing, passing and trying to survive the crossing of the Great Age Divide. He lies about his age, shops for a Harley, buys "relaxed fit" jeans and finds himself the oldest guy at a rock concert. Geist asks the tough questions ("Has anyone seen my libido?") and offers some helpful advice, from "Twelve-Step 'Double-Pump' Program for Getting Out of a Cab" to "Warning Signs You May Be Turning Republican." These laugh-out-loud laments, observations, moans, and groans add up to the perfect antidote for the age-depressed. --Book jacket.

The zucchini plague and other tales of suburbia /
ISBN: 0671634348. OCLC Number: 15083264

Simon & Schuster,. .

The columnist for the New York Times provides a guide to the customs, holidays, crops, food, clothing and shelter, economy, and sports of the one-third of Americans who live in suburbs.

Toward a safe and sane Halloween and other tales of suburbia /
ISBN: 0812911504. OCLC Number: 11622400

Times Books,. .

Way off the road :
ISBN: 0767922735. OCLC Number: 222543120

Broadway Books,. .

The author describes his 5,600-mile RV odyssey across America, along with the eccentric individuals, unusual places, and offbeat celebrations and events he encountered on his journey.