Naples, FL – December 26, 2016 – Entrepreneur, writer, speaker and humorist Randall Kenneth Jones released his book titled SHOW ME on November 15th. Ten years in the making, SHOW ME is a compilation of interviews and whimsical anecdotes that showcase unexpected lessons from Jones’ screwball life juxtaposed against the humor, pathos and wisdom gleaned from his conversations with celebrities, business leaders, journalists, entertainers, sports legends and more.
Featuring a foreword by The Emily Post Institute’s Peggy Post and an introduction by Erin Brockovich, SHOW ME is described by New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich as “a bit David Sedaris, a touch Dale Carnegie, a dash of Janet Evanovich and a whole lot of Randall Kenneth Jones.”
With the help of his treasured gallery of informants, starting with the influences from his days as a showy-yet-sensitive bunny-fearing Missouri youngster to his completion of 100-plus discussions with a wildly diverse group of individuals, SHOW ME features interviews and behind-the-scenes commentary on Jones’ time spent with Brian Boitano, James Carville, Carl Edwards, Kathy Griffin, Jack Hanna, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Heloise, Hoda Kotb, Shirley Jones, Sue Monk Kidd, Mary Matalin, Colin Mochrie, General Barry McCaffrey, Suze Orman, Dr. David Perlmutter, Tommy Tune, Vanessa Williams and many more.
“Jones relates to my ‘business’—and so many others—by exploring basic moral, ethical and human values,” says NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen. “He focuses on what we all have in common and not on our differences.” Rock music’s Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo describe SHOW ME as “…a joyous romp. A peek behind the curtain.”
As part of the launch, Jones plans to embark on a media and speaking tour to support the book, which he sees as an opportunity to spotlight a more personal side of the celebrities and executives to readers.
“Randy takes ‘our’ Midwest upbringing and applies it to his writing. He sees the positive in people—he focuses intently on his interviewees and their stories,” says Erin Brockovich. “He tells it like it is, but does so with respect and grace.” Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran adds: “Randy has created a literary Dancing with the Stars. Wickedly funny, yet profoundly touching! SHOW ME is Shark Tank meets NASCAR meets Broadway meets The Partridge Family.”
SHOW ME is published by Smart Business Books, Cleveland, OH.
About the Author
Randall Kenneth Jones, who lives in Naples, has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes many household names from the national retail, publishing and consumer products and services industries. Randall supports the local arts by participating as an actor at the Sugden Theater along with other endeavors. He has also enjoyed his work with the Naples Press Club, and supporting the children’s cancer charity Sunshine Kids. Randall looks forward to being an “auction item” with the Latchkey Leagues “Fire and Ice Gala” to be held on January 17, 2017.
Whether writing, speaking or consulting on creativity, Jones’s platform is unwavering. His ongoing mission supports positive communication, creative thinking & innovation, authentic self-expression and HUMOR.
A Show Me State native, Jones is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.