The Other Fellow May Be Right: The Civility of Howard Baker

Bill's new book is a tribute to the late Senator Howard Baker, a great leader whose civility brought adversaries together to find solutions to our nation's problems. In the current political environment, civility is going the way of the dinosaur, as many of our leaders argue for the sake of argument and accuse for the sake of advantage. Consequently, public governance has become dysfunctional. 

But as Bill's book demonstrates, Senator Baker's civil life remains a model of what our leaders could accomplish by always reminding themselves that the other fellow may be right!

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THE TOP TEN THINGS I WILL MISS MOST ABOUT DAVID LETTERMAN

When I was a kid, I always looked forward to Friday nights. That was the one night of the week my parents would let me stay up late to watch Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.”

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BREAKING BREAD: WHY LAWYERS SHOULD GO OUT FOR LUNCH AND HOME FOR DINNER

There are three things I truly love in life:  my family, my friends, and food.  And the older I get, the more I realize that whenever possible the three should be enjoyed together.

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A LAWSUIT MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY YOU'RE SORRY

In 1971, I was a freshman majoring in football appreciation at the University of Tennessee. Through blind, dumb freshman luck, I managed to get a date with a very nice co-ed, the lovely Wanda June Wipple from Wartburg. I took her to the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville to see one of the sappiest movies of all time, “Love Story.” 

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Some Assembly Required: A Daddy's Christmas Book
Some Assembly Required: A Daddy's Christmas Book

Just in time for Christmas! Bill’s latest book is the perfect stocking stuffer for Dad! While batteries are not included, absolutely no assembly is required. And it will last longer than a fruitcake!

Bill will be signing books at Burke's Bookstore on Dec. 8th, so be sure to come out and meet the man behind the humor!

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Daddies: An Endangered Species
Daddies: An Endangered Species

Guild Bindery Press, 1996) –Bill’s tribute to a vanishing breed, old-fashioned dads, made the Oxford American’s Southern Bestsellers list. Although written in the last century, it still makes a great Father’s Day gift.

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