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Author: Donald Katz Narrator: Donald Katz, Joe Morton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2001 ISBN: 9780739300183
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The King of the Ferret Leggers and Other True Stories collects journalist Donald Katz’s most fascinating profiles of people whose lives tell us something about business, adventure, sports, politics, culture, and in a brilliant, ancillary way, ourselves.

Katz’s opening story and the title piece of the book offers a hilarious yet appropriately reverential look at 72-year old Reg Mellor, unparalleled “ferret legging” champion of Yorkshire and the world. Other characters populating this book include fitness guru Jack LaLanne, legendary entrepreneur Paul Hawken, and master political cartoonist and inspired troublemaker Bill Mauldin.

While this collection contains portraits that are varied in scene and tone, their depictions of obsession, delusion, perseverance, creativity, and good-heartedness—the list could go on and on—remain a constant. Each of these stories conveys a sense of the strangeness, wonder, and oddity of life—a theme that provides a gravitational center to this multifarious selection drawn from twenty years of an award-winning nonfiction storyteller’s body of work.

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About the Author

Donald Katz is the author of Home Fires, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, The Big Store: Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears, winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, and Just Do It: The Nike Spirit in the Corporate World. He is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and has been a contributor to The New Republic, Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and Men’s Journal. His work has won and been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. Katz is the founder of Audible, Inc.

About the Narrator

Joe Morton is a winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for audiobook narration. A graduate of Hofstra University’s drama program, he has an extensive list of film and television credits, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Speed, Smallville, and Eureka. He made his Broadway debut in Hair and was nominated for a Tony Award for the musical Raisin. In 2014 he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on Scandal.