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99% True: Almost a National Bestseller

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paul McGowan tells all (and then some) in this riotous tale of misbegotten success that's 99% true in all the best ways. From his not-so-innocent youth growing up in the shadow of Disneyland and summer evenings in the innocent 1950s, to his dope-smoking, snake-eating, draft-dodging, loony-bin misadventure through Europe, to his struggles to build a thriving enterprise from ...more
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Published May 7th 2019 by Lioncrest Publishing
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M.A. Kropp
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-books, non-fiction
Paul McGowan is the CEO of PS Audio, designers of high end audio equipment. He also has a podcast, newsletter, and YouTube channel. It was the latter that introduced me to McGowan. He posts a video everyday where he answers questions sent to him, mostly about audio and equipment. It's a bit of a niche thing but the videos, even when I don't understand all the technical details, are watchable and entertaining. He has a very down-to-earth demeanor and for meandering off the specific questions on t ...more
Benjamin Hare
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, biography
Paul McGowan is a respected figure in hi-fi equipment design, and owner of the high end audio equipment company PS Audio. He’s also become something of an Internet star with his podcast and YouTube channel, where he answers questions about audio gear from listeners all over the globe. Paul is known for his relatable, everyman demeanor and rambling tangents, so it seemed a good bet that his memoir would be even moreso and it does not disappoint. Paul grew up in a lower middle class home in the Ca ...more
Steve Ryerson
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun life, Great audio

Definitely an entertaining trip. I have appreciated his audio commentary for years, and have enjoyed learning the background. I’ve purchased some of his equipment, and am beginning to set it up. I highly recommend his newsletters and podcasts.
William Main
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reads like a novel.

I loved the way the story grips you. I didn't want to put it down. Makes me happy to know that there are other people who had as wacky a ride and I did.
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