Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: Champaign, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionGeist was born and raised in Champaign. He also graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.
Biographical and Professional InformationBill Geist began his career as a reporter and columnist for the Suburban Trib and later became a New York Times columnist. He has since gone on to become a New York Times bestselling author and a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, retiring in 2018 after 31 years. Geist has won six Emmys and in 2011 was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the hundreds of "singular, informative, entertaining" pieces he has did while at CBS. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service as a combat photographer in Vietnam in 1969 and was inducted into the Illinois Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2020. He currently lives in Greenwich and New York City.
*''About New York'', Times Books, 1987 *''City Slickers'', Times Books, 1987 *''Fore! Play: The Last American Male Takes Up Golf'', Grand Central Publishing, 2002 *''Little League Confidential, One Coach`s Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival'', Macmillan, 1992 *''Monster Trucks Hair in a Can'', Random House, 1996 *''The Big Five-Oh! Fearing, Facing, and Fighting Fifty'', Thorndike Press, 1998 *''The Zucchini Plague and Other Tales of Suburbia'', Fireside, 1987 *''Toward a Safe and Sane Halloween, and Other Tales of Suburbia'', Times Books, 1987 *''Way Off the Road: Discovering the Peculiar Charms of Small Town America'', Broadway, 2008 *"Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America", Grand Central Publishing, 2019 *"Good Talk, Dad: The Birds and the Bees...and Other Conversations We Forgot to Have",