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kenney moore

A promise

The best books tell stories you don't want to put down and that you can't stop thinking about when you're finished with them. That's definitely Behind the Drive.
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Life, dreams, reality, and Hwy 55

Hwy 55 and its creator Kenney Moore, and their story — it gave me something I badly needed, something that I knew I had to write about, so that other people would have a chance to get it, too.
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Come hang out at Barnes and Noble with me!

I'll be at Barnes & Noble talking about my new book and you could be there at the same time and we could hang out afterwards and that would be fun.
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Help me out?

A quick, probably annoyingly earnest note — but also a giveaway!
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Watch me on the radio!

Went on The John Boy & Billy show with Kenney this morning to talk about the book. Someone shot vide of it and posted it to YouTube, so you can watch that here if you feel like it. Had a great time. Thanks!
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Listen to me jabber on about Behind the Drive and writing and such for Gangrey The Podcast

Had a great time talking Behind the Drive and writing in general with Matt Tullis, writer and human being extraordinaire, and host of the excellent Gangrey the Podcast. Give it a listen if you get a chance.
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How To Write A Book

So here's how Behind the Drive got written.
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The Future, Which Almost Wasn’t: Behind the Drive Chapter 1

That's me and Kenney right after we got our hands on a copy of the book the other day. You can read a PDF of Chapter 1: The Future, Which Almost Wasn't at behindthedrive.com by clicking here.
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You can order Behind the Drive now, so, please consider doing that, thanks.

Look — the best, most honest pitch I can give you is that writing Behind the Drive made me a better person. Sorry, I know that’s cheesy, but hey, facts are facts, right?
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To cuss, or not to cuss.

At one point in Behind The Drive (out in March!), Kenney gives us this delight of a sentence: “And that’s when the fuzzin’ fuzzety fuzz fuzzes came out of me.” Only, in real life, Kenney didn’t say “fuzz,” but another word. This was one of the hardest decisions for me to make as I finished up the...
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BEHIND THE DRIVE update: Results of the rewrite.

After 13 drafts and what I thought was a final draft, in September, I scrapped BEHIND THE DRIVE to start over with a new structure. I had no idea if it would work. The result is downright harrowing.
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Choices: 2014 in Review

A quick recap of what I've been up to and working on in 2014, and some goals for 2015, including trying to blog better for you, because you're awesome.
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BEHIND THE DRIVE update: The Overhaul

BEHIND THE DRIVE, my book about Kenney Moore and Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, has had its release date delayed. And that's a good thing. Here's why.
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Hwy 55 founder and president Kenney Moore’s shocking salary

The average American CEO in 2013 actually got paid 354 times more than the average worker. You'll never believe what Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes, and Fries founder and CEO Kenney Moore pays himself.
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Franchise Business Review names Hwy 55 one of the top franchises in the country

This just made me really happy to see this morning. I grew up eating Hwy 55 burgers back when the company was called Andy's, and now that I'm writing a book about what it's really taken for Kenney to build and sustain and now grow this company, I have such a deep respect and appreciation...
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