Meet the Author: William Knoedelseder

Author Bio and Details

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William Knoedelseder is 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 inStand-Up Comedy’s Golden Era is the basis for the Showtime series of the same name. He lives in LosAngeles, California.

Books by William Knoedelseder


Harley Earl, the Rise of General Motors, and the Glory Days of Detroit

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The New York Times bestselling 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. Harleys…  More »

Bitter Brew

The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer

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"Bitter Brew deftly chronicles the contentious succession of kings in a uniquely American dynasty. You'll never crack open a six again without thinking of this book."—John Sayles, Director of Eight Men Out and author of A Moment in the Sun  More »

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