I Sold The Moon! (A True Story)
By Barry McArdle
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Just because it happened, doesn't mean you'll believe it. Take a rollicking ride through the 1970s with the original Moon Man, Barry McArdle, a silver-suited street performer and comic philosopher who spent ten years crisscrossing America selling lunar real estate (transportation not provided). As told by the author, I Sold the Moon! explores how a young man, fresh out of college, could get the idea that he could claim the moon, and then sell it. Exactly what drugs was he on? Well??.. Moon Man's adventures are paralleled throughout by a more earthly concern: his romance with a young woman as adventurous as he, in the turbulent days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The story of this "first love" is threaded from the opening chapter until the final page. I Sold The Moon! is for anyone who believes in following their dreams and searching for true love. It's cosmic, perceptive, passionate and fun. Mostly fun. Hear it here from the one, the only, the original Moon Man.
||CleanEPISODE 1; Preface: Moonstruck; Chapter 1: Selling Pie In The Sky; Chapter 2: Chico Daze||In 1969, inspiration strikes; Moon Man takes a stroll down ?The Ave? in Berkeley; and how stoned can you be at your graduation from college?||10/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 2; Chapter 3: Hollywood Calls; Chapter 4: Help Wanted; Chapter 5: Unreal Estate||An actual audition in Hollywood ? is stardom beckoning? Then, what is the opposite of being a Hollywood star? Finally, realizing the future.||10/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 3; Chapter 6: Moon Shadow; Chapter 7: One Dollar One Acre||Acres of printing and going door-to-door.||10/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 4; Chapter 8: No Transportation Provided; Chapter 9: As Seen On TV||Selling frenzy at the fair and the famous appearance on 'Creature Features'||10/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 5; Chapter 10: Moonlighting; Chapter 11: Running On Empty||Selling at the department store, a debauched party and rock concert promotion ? what a combo. It?s enough to make a guy leave town.||10/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 6; Chapter 12--Reeeeeeeally Big Show; Chapter 13--Keep Virginia Clean, Throw Your Garbage in Maryland; Chapter 14--The||Meetin' the family at the Barnacle Goose, then standing up and being shot down by kid comedians; Nixon gets grilled and the departure for Europe approaches.||11/3/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 7; Chapter 15--In Her Majesty's Secret Service; Chapter 16--Strangers In The Night.||Landing in England and getting some face time with the Queen. Then, an exotic night train ride across Italy.||11/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 8; Chapter 17--What Are Friends For?; Chapter 18--Comes A Time||A German beauty on the boat to Greece; then, the relationship changes.||12/15/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 9; Chapter 19--A Bad Trip; Chapter 20--Jesus, Mary and Joseph.||Bummer! The worst kind of trip back in England, but then finding a familial link in Ireland. Plus, a call from the "Late, Late Show."||12/8/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 10; Chapter 21--The Late Late Show; Chapter 22--Moon Man Faces Dublin Snag.||A peak experience on national TV. Then, a court case, but justice is served.||1/5/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 11; Chapter 23--New Moon; Chapter 24--Berserkeley; Chapter 25--Day At The Office.||Returning to the US and finding home. Then, locating "Moon Base One," at the end of The Ave on the UC Campus. One Dollar One Acre!||1/9/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 12; Chapter 26--Moonshine; Chapter 27--Moon Madness||"Moonshine" the show -- good reviews, bad managers, serious lack of money, which is not funny considering it's a comedy. Then, Paula pops the question, but the answer is no.||1/22/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 13; Chapter 28--Full Moon; Chapter 29--As Time Goes By||Clippings from the "Moon Book" and some good and not so good memories of life on the road.||1/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEPISODE 14; Chapter 30--Hula Moon; Epilogue||Landing in Hawaii, falling instantly in love. There's a letter from Paula and there's life beyond.||2/9/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
A candid, colorful, and unforgettable autobiographical tale. Barry McArdle knows how to engage an audience, and he does it in this story as effectively as he did when hawking moon acres on college campuses. I'm reluctant to take it off my iPhone even though I've finished listening to it - I just don't want to let it go. Well worth the listen!
2nd time around!
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