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BACK UP THE TRUCK, KIDS... SOME OF THESE TITLES ARE STILL OVEN-FRESH!!!... OTHERS ARE WELL PAST THEIR SELL-BY DATE!!!... SEE IF YOU CAN TELL WHICH IS WHICH...
HERE'S A RUN-DOWN OF SOME OF DANIEL PAISNER'S HITS AND MISSES

(some titles don't rate a mention here because the author has forgotten them... others, like Tony Dow's "Me and the Beav," are merely forgettable... and still others were written under the cloak of such severe confidentiality agreements that thugs would harm the author's tropical fish if he mentioned his involvement... you'll have to take his word on this... like, for example, there is evidence of Paisner's handiwork in certain passages of the New Testament -- most notably in the Book of Revelation -- but this was many years ago, when he was just starting out, and he didn't know enough to seek appropriate author credit... also, literary agents back then weren't really worth the parchment they used to draft their agency agreements...)

So here goes... the selected works of Daniel Paisner, ghost-writer to the stars... keeper of the flame for the fleeting back-pagers and fifteen-minutes-of-famers who seek a more permanent place on the world's bookshelf...

TWO PATHS: America Divided or United, with John Kasich (St. Martin's Press; April, 2017)

RELENTLESS SPIRIT: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion, with Missy Franklin (Dutton Books; December, 2016)

A SINGLE HAPPENED THING: A Novel (Relegation Books; April, 2016)

GAME 7, 1986: Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life, with Ron Darling (St. Martin's; April; 2016) - a New York Times best-seller

THE POWER OF BROKE: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage, with Daymond John (Crown Business; January, 2016) - a New York Times best-seller, NAACP Image Award Winner

THE WAY AROUND: Finding My Mother and Myself Among the Yanomami, with David Good (HarperCollins/Dey Street Books; November, 2015)

I FEEL LIKE GOING ON: Life, Game and Glory, with Ray Lewis (Touchstone Books; October, 2015) - a New York Times best-seller

THE FIXER: The Notorious Life of a Front-Page Bail Bondsman, with Ira Judelson (S&S/Touchstone; July, 2014)

QADDAFI'S POINT GUARD: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya's Civil War, with Alex Owumi (Rodale; October, 2013)

CHASING PERFECT: The Will to Win in Basketball and Life, with Bob Hurley (Crown; March, 2013)

SCRATCHING THE HORIZON: A Surfing Life, with Izzy Paskowitz (St. Martin's Press; Summer, 2012)

TROUBLE MAKER (uncredited), with Christine O'Donnell (St. Martin's Press; Fall, 2011)

RUBBER BALLS AND LIQUOR (uncredited), with Gilbert Gottfried (St. Martin's Press; Spring, 2011)

NOBODY'S PERFECT: TWO MEN, ONE CALL AND A GAME FOR BASEBALL HISTORY, with Armando Galarraga and Jim Joyce (Grove/Atlantic; Spring, 2011)

EVERY OTHER MONDAY: TWENTY YEARS OF LIFE, LUNCH, FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP, with John Kasich (Simon & Schuster; May, 2010) -- a New York Times best-seller

MY FATHER, THE CAPTAIN: MY LIFE WITH JACQUES COUSTEAU, with Jean-Michel Cousteau (National Geographic Books; June, 2010)

THE BRAND WITHIN: THE POWER OF BRANDING FROM BIRTH TO THE BOARDROOM, with Daymond John (Display of Power Press; June, 2010)

ALL THINGS AT ONCE (uncredited), with Mika Brzezinski (Weinstein Books; January, 2010) -- a New York Times best-seller

ON THE LINE, with Serena Williams (Grand Central Publishing; 2009) -- a New York Times best-seller

THE TRUMP CARD: PLAYING TO WIN IN WORK AND LIFE (uncredited), with Ivanka Trump (Simon & Schuster; 2009) -- a New York Times best-seller

THE COMPLETE GAME: REFLECTIONS ON BASEBALL, PITCHING AND LIFE ON THE MOUND, with Ron Darling (Knopf; 2009)

THE GIRL IN THE GREEN SWEATER: A LIFE IN HOLOCAUST'S SHADOW, with Krystyna Chiger (St. Martin's Press; 2008)

CHANGE IN THE WEATHER: LIFE AFTER STROKE, with Mark McEwen (Gotham; 2008)

SEX, SCIENCE AND STEM CELLS: INSIDE THE RIGHT WING ASSAULT ON REASON, with Rep. Diana DeGette (GlobePequot; 2008)

THE GAME OF MY LIFE: J-MAC AND THE FOUR MINUTES THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING, with Jason "J-Mac" McElwain (NAL; 2008)

DISPLAY OF POWER: HOW FUBU TURNED THE FASHION WORLD INSIDE OUT, with Daymond John (Thomas Nelson/Naked Ink; 2007) -- a Library Journal "Top 10 Business Book" of 2007

A HAND TO GUIDE ME, with Denzel Washington (Meredith Books; 2006) -- a New York Times best-seller

FACING DOWN EVIL: REFLECTIONS OF AN FBI HOSTAGE NEGOTIATOR, with Clinton Van Zandt (Putnam; 2006)

STAND FOR SOMETHING: THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA'S SOUL, with John Kasich (Warner Books; 2006) -- a New York Times best-seller

GET YOUR OWN DAMN BEER, I'M WATCHING THE GAME! -- A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVING PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL, with Holly Robinson Peete (Rodale Press; 2006) -- Quill Award winner, "Best Sports Book of the Year"

MORNING HAS BROKEN: A COUPLE'S JOURNEY THROUGH DEPRESSION (uncredited), with Emme and Phil Aronson (NAL; 2006)

MONEYMAKER: HOW AN AMATEUR POKER PLAYER TURNED $40 INTO $2.5 MILLION AT THE WORLD SERIES OF POKER, with Chris Moneymaker (HarperCollins; 2005) -- an Amazon.com "Hot 100" seller

MOURNING WOOD (Volt Press; 2004) -- a novel of love and death and lobster roll

YOU'RE HIRED: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AND LIFE FROM THE WINNER OF 'THE APPRENTICE', with Bill Rancic (HarperCollins; 2004) -- a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-seller

SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY! 7 SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO HELP OUR CHILDREN ALONG THE PATH TO PURPOSE AND POSSIBILITY (uncredited), with Judge Glenda Hatchett (William Morrow & Co.; 2003) -- an Essence magazine #1 national best-seller (whatever that means)

WINNERS MAKE IT HAPPEN: REFLECTIONS OF A SELF-MADE MAN, with Leonard H. Lavin (Bonus Books; 2003) -- bulletins from the founding president, chairman and CEO of the Alberto Culver Corporation

THE PRICE OF THEIR BLOOD: PROFILES IN SPIRIT, with the Hon. Jesse Brown (Bonus Books; 2003) -- stirring profiles of disabled American veterans

LAST MAN DOWN: A FIREFIGHTER'S STORY OF SURVIVAL AND ESCAPE FROM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, with FDNY Battalion Commander Richard Picciotto (Berkley; 2002) -- a New York Times best-seller; a #1 London Times best-seller; a #1 Amazon.com best-seller

THE HILL: A TRUE STORY OF TRAGEDY, RECOVERY, AND REDEMPTION ON NORTH AMERICA'S HIGHEST PEAK, with Ed Hommer (Rodale; 2001)

A DOZEN WAYS TO SUNDAY: STORIES OF HOPE AND COURAGE, with Montel Williams (Hay House; 2001) -- uplifting profiles culled from the author's syndicated talk show

HOME RUN: THE BEST WRITING ABOUT BASEBALL'S GREATEST MOMENT, edited by George Plimpton (Harcourt; 2000) -- contributor

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE BASEBALL FAN'S SOUL, edited by Canfield, et al. (Heath Communications; 2000) -- contributor

I'M NOT DONE YET! -- KEEPING AT IT, REMAINING RELEVANT AND HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE, with Edward I. Koch (William Morrow & Co.; 2000)

PRACTICAL PARENTING (uncredited), with Montel Williams and Jeffrey Gardere (Hay House; 2000) -- parenting tips from the acclaimed talk show host and a noted psychologist

THE BALL: MARK McGWIRE'S 70TH HOME RUN BALL AND THE MARKETING OF THE AMERICAN DREAM (Viking; 1999) -- an Amazon.com "Hot 100" seller, an Amazon.com "Top Ten Sports Book of the Year"

YOU HAVE TO STAND FOR SOMETHING (OR YOU'LL FALL FOR ANYTHING, with Star Jones (Bantam; 1998)

PATAKI: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, with George E. Pataki (Viking; 1998)

BOOK (uncredited), with Whoopi Goldberg (William Morrow & Co.; 1997) -- a New York Times best-seller

TRUE BEAUTY, with Emme (Putnam; 1997) -- a primer on body image, from a leading plus-size model

MOUNTAIN, GET OUT OF MY WAY: LIFE LESSONS AND LEARNED TRUTHS, with Montel Williams (Warner Books; 1996) -- a New York Times best-seller

ONE MAN TANGO, with Anthony Quinn (HarperCollins; 1995) -- published in over 15 countries, with more than 500,000 copies in print worldwide

HORIZONTAL HOLD: THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF A NETWORK TELEVISION SITCOM (Birch Lane Press; 1992) -- featured in a front-page review, Los Angeles Times Book Review

EXPOSING MYSELF, with Geraldo Rivera (Bantam; 1991) -- a New York Times best-seller

CITIZEN KOCH, with Edward I. Koch (St. Martin's Press, 1991)

OBIT: A NOVEL (E.P. Dutton; 1990) -- a passive/aggressive murder mystery

THE IMPERFECT MIRROR: REFLECTIONS OF TELEVISION NEWSWOMEN (William Morrow & Co.; 1989) -- named one of the top ten books of 1989 by School Library Journal

HEARTLANDS: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY, with photographs by Jane Sobel and Arthur Klonsky (Simon & Schuster; 1989) -- a portrait of small-town America

FIRST FATHER, FIRST DAUGHTER (uncredited), with Maureen Reagan (Little, Brown; 1989)

THEO & ME: GROWING UP OKAY, with Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Dutton; 1988) -- a School Library Journal "best book of the year"

AMERICA IS MY NEIGHBORHOOD, with Willard Scott (Simon & Schuster; 1987)