Five Minutes, Mr. Byner
A Lifetime of Laughter
by John Byner
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Aug 2020 | Archive Date 31 May 2021
BQB Publishing, WriteLife Publishing
Growing up in a big family on Long Island, John discovered his uncanny ability to mimic voices as a child when he returned home from a Bing Crosby movie and repeated Bing's performance for his family in their living room. He discovered his talent made him the focus of everyone's attention, and allowed him to make friends wherever he went, from elementary school to the U.S. Navy.
John started his career in nightclubs in New York, but soon found himself getting national acclaim on The Ed Sullivan Show. With that he was on his way. This memoir is the best and funniest moments of his life, career, and relationships with some of the biggest names in entertainment, both on and off the screen.
A Note From the Publisher
eBook ISBN - 978-1-60808-235-3
• Book radio and television talk shows where John can use his character voices
• Call-ins to radio stations across the country where John is known – Howard Stern, Gilbert
• Paid radio promotion on www.radioguestlist.com
• Paid radio promotion on http://rtironline.com
• Contact NPR “All Things Considered;” E! Entertainment Network, etc.
• Work to book TV interviews in the SE USA from Atlanta to Miami
• Contact podcasts such as Dana Gould and Joe Rogan
• Promotion on Goodreads
• Book signings throughout Florida
• Social media with Bublish tied to Facebook and Twitter
• Try to book author appearances at bookseller conferences
Average rating from 2 members
This book is an entertaining memoir. I have enjoyed Mr. Byner’s work and this was an interesting book in which I learned more about his career. I highly recommend this book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Reading “Five Minutes, Mr. Byner” was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Byner’s book is like a walking history of the entertainment industry. Over the course of his four-decade career he worked with or for almost everyone that was anyone in show business from Steve Allen to Elvis to Henry Fonda. Byner's had a very successful career and it’s refreshing to hear a professional reflect on his life with honesty and humility. This is not an “I’m great and this is why tale,” nor is it a gossipy even-the-score tell-all. Byner has hundreds of interesting anecdotes, but he doesn’t take any cheapshots. About the only entertainer who doesn’t come off well is Woody Allen. I suggest that anyone who reads the book ought to check out the Youtube videos of John Byner performing (there are hundreds). It makes his story even more memorable. Highly recommended.