As you will discover, Bob's mentor was Telly Savalas. Bob, fresh out of the Navy after Korea, was trying to get a life. Telly was teaching drama at a radio-TV school in NYC. Bob found a career path. It is a memoir of a struggle to gain success in an industry that is sometimes cruel, unemotional, and from time to time blind. It is a story of a 1940's street kid from Jersey who would not quit even though the odds were stacked against him. Bob saw himself as someone who could knock your socks off. He listened to the big band remote broadcasts on his old wooden radio and pictured himself dancing, drinking, and enjoying the lifestyle. He wanted to be somebody. He would identify with a guy like Telly. It is an example of self-sacrifice, faith, talent, and above all a sense of humor. Bob discovered entertainment management is loaded with oddballs. His experiences bring laughs, excitement, and invisible tears. He ran through 23 radio gigs while keeping a running bar tab. His on-air antics drew big audiences. Off-air he managed to get into some interesting scrapes.
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This is the down to earth story of a guy who really went thru the mill to follow a dream. He reveals quite a bit about the show bizz industry,not from the eyes of a super star, but from the gut of experience...The humor keeps a smile on ones face throughout and it is written in layman's terms so that all age groups can enjoy and delight in this man's many experiences...highs and lows, and the stuff that dreams are made of.