As talk show host, non-fiction author and novelist, weekly oped-columnist, award-winning television writer and filmmaker, Steve Young just may be one of America’s busiest and most versatile talents. His inspiring book, “Great Failures of the Extremely Successful” (Tallfellow Press) has been published internationally and has become required reading in the Wharton School of Business Masters Program. His “All The News That’s Fit To Spoof ” column appeared every Sunday on the L.A. Daily News Oped Page until they realized it was there.
Refusing to be limited by any medium or political arena, Steve created National Lampoon’s mega-popular, right-sided web site, MoveOnPlease.org, and was one of the original hosts manning the mike on L.A.’s Home of Progressive Talk, KTLK AM1150.
An award-winning prime time television writer, Young’s work has been seen on such television programs as ABC’s “Boy Meets World,” CBS’s “Cybill,” HBO Family’s “Crashbox,” Disney’s “The Smart Guy,” and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His credentials helped open major doors when he decided to pen “Great Failures…” as icons from a variety of fields stepped forward to share their remarkable stories of success built from adversity. And that ain’t all.
With his wacky children’s novel, “Winchell Mink…The Misadventure Begins” (Harper-Collins) and “15 Minutes” (Harper-Collins) he has become a hot bet with kids, parents and schools. Steve has appeared all over national TV and radio pitching his own brand of satirical punditry and had his social observations have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and The New York Times. His web writings, too many to mention - or pay for (though his own weekly Internet column “The Lords Of Loud,” shows up every week at AlbionMonitor.com). To top it off, he took Hollywood power brokers to task with his hit cult film, “My Dinner With Ovitz.”
With boundless energy and enthusiasm, we can expect the name of America’s champion of failure to appear on an ever-growing number of programs and books lining the shelves of bookstores nationwide.*
*And hopefully, one day, we can stop him writing his name on all those books.