William Knoedelseder


FINS The author of Bitter Brew chronicles the birth and rise to greatness of the American auto industry through the remarkable life of Harley Earl, an eccentric six-foot-five, stuttering visionary who dropped out of college and went on to invent the profession of automobile styling, thereby revolutionized the way cars were made, marketed, and even imagined.

Click here to see William Knoedelseder’s presentation courtesy of C-Span Book TV:  Fins: Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit


The New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer, as well as the critically acclaimed Stiffed: A True Story of MCA, the Music Business, and the Mafia. His book I’m Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy’s Golden Era is the basis for Showtime’s weekly one-hour drama series of the same name. He lives in Woodland Hills, California