Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William "Bill" Rancic  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1971 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Rancic was born and raised in Chicago and grew up in Orland Park. He attended Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

William "Bill" Rancic is an entrepreneur who was on the first season of Donald Trump's reality television show, ''The Apprentice''. He is also a philanthropist, motivational speaker and an author.


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Selected Titles At Your Library

Beyond the lemonade stand :
ISBN: 1595141111. OCLC Number: 61520265

Razorbill,. .

Business advice from the winner of the television show The apprentice.

First light /
ISBN: 1101982276. OCLC Number: 944380219

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"A moving story of love, family, and survival against all odds from beloved entrepreneur and reality TV star Bill Rancic. A father from Chicago takes a road trip to the city of Whitehorse, in Yukon Territory, with his wife and son. During the car ride, they reveal to the boy their harrowing experience surviving a horrific plane crash in the wilderness ten years before, which is how the boy, in fact, came to be born. Set amid the deep, wild woods of the Yukon, First Light tells the story of Daniel Albrechtand Kerry Egan, young lovers leaving a work trip in Alaska to plan their wedding back home in Chicago. Not long into their trip, both engines of their plane catch fire and send them careening into a mountainside in the middle of a terrible snowstorm. Kerry is seriously injured in the accident, and it soon becomes clear that search-and-rescue teams aren't going to find the survivors in time to save her. Daniel--the one person with survival experience amid the passengers--makes the courageous decision to find help and bring it back to the rest of the passengers, hoping against hope he might save the woman he loves. He leaves Kerry in the care of their coworker, Phil Velez, himself seriously injured in the crash, and takes off into the woods to find a town, a house with a telephone, a road. Something. But Daniel's choices are made all the more difficult by the presence of his boss, a stubborn man more interested in results than taking care of people. Only one man will come out of their trek alive, but it still may not be in time to save Kerry and the others back at the crash site, slowly dying from their injuries. As the parents' story draws to a close, the truth about the boy's life, and the identity of his father, will at last be revealed"--

I do, now what? :
ISBN: 0345524993. OCLC Number: 606763635

Ballantine Books,. .

The stars of the reality show "Giuliana & Bill" share what they have learned about love, compromise, sex, and honesty during their first years of marriage.

You're hired :
ISBN: 0060765410. OCLC Number: 56222012

HarperBusiness,. .

The successful entrepreneur who won a job with Donald Trump on "The Apprentice" draws on examples from his own experiences to offer advice for succeeding in the business world.