Wednesday, February 27, 2013

News From Brendan Sullivan

He writes on his Facebook page today...

"This Spring, Marist High School's "Chicago Literature" class is reading "The Jungle," "The House on Mango Street," "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Living Wills," by yours truly and Rick Kaempfer. Not bad company. I'm ecstatic and humbled."

Congrats to Eckhartz Press authors Brendan and Rick!

An interview with Randy Richardson

Eckhartz Press author Randy Richardson chats with the folks at Bookcast about his book "Cheeseland"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jockline Daily Plugs "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"

Jockline Daily goes out to disc jockeys across the country...

FEBRUARY 26thTH, 2013 –– Landecker's "Records Truly Is My Middle Name" Available By Pre-Order March 1st. Chicago's iconic host, John Records Landecker's new book which debuts on March 28, but it will available for pre-order at beginning March 1.

It's called "Records Truly Is My Middle Name" by John Records Landecker (Produced by Rick Kaempfer). It covers John's 40+ years in broadcasting (WLS, WIBG, CFTR,WLUP, WCKG, WJMK, etc), features some GREAT stories, incredible pictures, and additional stories about John from more than 30 other people that have worked with like (shown L-R,) Tommy Edwards, Steve King, Yvonne Daniels, Larry Lujack and Bob Sirott and many, many more. NOTICE: Landecker and many greats from the legendary "Big 89/WLS," will be joining Morning Show Boot Camp in Chicago in August for a special "Learning from the Masters" segment, moderated by Cumulus' Jan Jeffries. Stay tuned for details coming soon.

PHOTO: Courtesy of Tommy Edwards

Monday, February 25, 2013

Records Truly Is My Middle Name: The Soundtrack

What do George Harrison, George Carlin, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner, the cast of Star Wars, Tom Hanks, Mary Tyler Moore & Valerie Harper, Marilu Henner, Walter Payton, Michael Douglas, Tina Turner, Martha Stewart, and Harry Caray have in common?

All of them will be appearing on the upcoming CD companion piece to John Landecker's memoir, Records Truly Is My Middle Name.

We were in the recording studio all day yesterday working on it. Very exciting stuff. The book comes out on March 28. The soundtrack will be out before summer.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Records Truly Is My Middle Name

The first excerpt of the upcoming John Landecker book "Records Truly is My Middle Name" is in the current issue of Shore Magazine. This little excerpt explains the origin of "Boogie Check".

Just a small taste of what we just know you'll think is a fascinating book.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Some Love for "The Balding Handbook"

The blog B2B Insights has singled out "The Balding Handbook" as one his choices for "Unusual Leisure Reading Recommendations".

Here's what he says: "The Balding Handbook, by Chicago writer David Stern, is ideal B2B (bald to bald) weekend reading. If you’re uncomfortable with your impending baldness, Stern’s book will ease your pain … or perhaps intensify it. Either way, you’ll get plenty of laughs combing through the author’s witty, at times rather scathing, and always spot on reflections. If I were bald, I’d read it twice."

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Help For the Follicly Challenged

An interview with Balding Handbook author David Stern...(scroll down inside the box to click play)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The John Records Landecker Book

We're putting the finishing touches on John Landecker's memoir "Records Truly Is My Middle Name". We're getting very close. It's exciting. It's a really good book. Great stories, great pictures.

The media requests are coming in, and the first few "events" are being planned. Shore Magazine's Pat Colander spilled the beans about one of them in her "Adventures in Everyday Living" blog...

"The long-anticipated tell-almost-all John Records Landecker biography debuts in March so of course Chef Gary Sanders is throwing an April 7th Sunday afternoon autographing party beginning at 12 noon until 3 p.m. at Bartlett's in Beverly Shores, just down the road from the legendary DJ's Michigan City homestead."

More to come in the next week or so, including the debut of the book's cover.