Order Orion Samuelson's memoir: 'You Can't Dream Big Enough'

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR THE WGN FAN! Orion Samuelson's remarkable career is packaged in this beautiful hardcover Collector's Edition of "You Can't Dream Big Enough." Readers will enjoy dozens of stories about his 60-plus years on the air -- 52 of them at WGN Radio -- and the many legendary broadcasters with whom he has worked. Orion tells how his big dreams began amid humble beginnings on a remote Wisconsin dairy farm; how a childhood illness altered his life, as well as his near-death experiences later in life and how his wife, Gloria, saved his life. Broadcasting helped create a life Orion never would have imagined as he did his daily chores on the farm, from having dinner at the White House to travels that took him to 43 countries. Orion's lifelong dedication to the American farmer has earned him innumerable accolades, including a seat in the National Radio Hall of Fame, but the one he treasures most is, "the American farmer's best friend."

"You Can't Dream Big Enough" contains tributes to the many men and women who Orion has worked with at WGN, such as Ward Quaal, Wally Phillips, Bob "Uncle Bobby" Collins, Paul Harvey, Roy Leonard, Max Armstrong and others. He tells about the presidents, foreign leaders and secretaries of agriculture with whom he has dealt, and special salutes to 4-H and FFA, organizations that were critical in his development as a speaker, broadcaster and citizen. Orion also salutes his ancestors who braved untold hardships to migrate from Norway in search of a better life in the upper Midwest. And, on a lighter note, as a self-proclaimed master teller of Ole and Lena stories, Orion has scattered many of his favorites jokes throughout the book.

Grateful for the opportunities presented to him, part of the proceeds of this book will go to charities, including the Orion and Gloria Samuelson Scholarship Fund.

416 pages
48 additional pages of photos
Printed in the U.S.A.


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