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Shepherd Mead, born Edward Mead, (April 26, 1914-August 15, 1994), was an American writer. He is best known as the author of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which was adapted into a hit Broadway show and motion picture.

Mead, a native of St. Louis, graduated with an A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1936. He joined the Benton & Bowles advertising agency in 1936 as a mail-room clerk, and worked his way up to a vice-presidency by the time he left in 1956 to pursue a writing career. How to Succeed, published in 1952, was written in his spare time - before work and on weekends. The book was a best-seller, and in 1961 it was adapted into a musical by Frank Loesser, with book by Abe Burrows.

In 1957 Mead moved to Switzerland and in the following year to Great Britain, where he worked as an advertising consultant. He went on to write 19 novels, including The Big Ball of Wax: A Story of Tomorrow's Happy World (1954) describing life in the future year 1993, and The Carefully Considered Rape of the World: A Novel about the Unspeakable (1965), in which all of Earth's fertile women are simultaneously impregnated by baboon-like extraterrestrials. In 1968 he moved back to Switzerland, but then returned to Great Britain in 1978. He died in London in August 1994.

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Total Books: 16
How to Live like a Lord Without Really Trying
2012 - How to Live Like a Lord Without Really Trying (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781851242795
ISBN-10: 1851242791
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying With a New Introduction by Stanley Bing
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
1995 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780684800202
ISBN-10: 0684800209
Genres: Arts & Photography, Business & Money, Humor & Entertainment
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The Ladies of the Lordleigh Club
1991 - The Ladies of the Lordleigh Club (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780709045298
ISBN-10: 0709045298
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How to Succeed at Tennis
1978 - How to Succeed at Tennis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451080202
ISBN-10: 0451080203
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
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HOW TO GET TO THE FUTURE BEFORE IT GETS TO YOU
1974 - How to Get to the Future Before It Gets to You (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718113193
ISBN-10: 0718113195
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Free the Male Man
1973 - Free the Male Man (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718111076
ISBN-10: 0718111079
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How to stay medium-young practically forever without really trying
1972 - How to Stay Medium-young Practically Forever Without Really Trying (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780718109783
ISBN-10: 0718109783
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How To Stay Medium-Young Practically Forever Without Really Trying
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1970 - 'er (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780245503535
ISBN-10: 0245503536
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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THE CAREFULLY CONSIDERED RAPE OF THE WORLD
The Carefully Considered Rape of the World (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140030242
ISBN-10: 0140030247
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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HOW TO SUCCEED AT BUSINESS SPYING BY TRYING
How to Succeed at Business Spying By Trying (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780245597435
ISBN-10: 0245597433
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'ER Or The brassbound beauty the bearded bicyclist and the gold-colored teen-age grandfather a novel
Free the male man
Free the Male Man (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671211233
ISBN-10: 0671211234
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How to succeed in tennis without really trying The easy tennismanship way to do all the things no tennis pro can teach you
How To Succeed At Busines Spying By Trying
How to Succeed at Busines Spying By Trying (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780722159927
ISBN-10: 0722159927
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