Readers will learn:
Wilt Chamberlain was traded in a St. Louis restaurant.
Jesus Christ Superstar was first staged in St. Louis, not New York.
An inebriated St. Louis Cardinals pitcher outdueled Randy Johnson
A St. Louis mayor was buried three times.
Supreme Court Justices laughed aloud while hearing a St. Louis case.
A St. Louis woman woke up when she heard an intruder…who turned out to be a national celebrity.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s worst moment on stage was in St. Louis.
A St. Louis man found $1,200 in his ceiling.
J.S. Bach’s personal bibles are in St. Louis.
A St. Louis high school name is actually misspelled.
Why Kurt Warner listed his name and address in the phonebook.
The Air Force’s biggest weapon is made in St. Louis.
John Lennon’s song “Imagine” has a St. Louis connection.
The NFL’s “lowest blow” has ties to St. Louis.
Twinkies were named in St. Louis.
A lost wallet led to one of the best-selling songs of the1960s.
The woman who injected John Belushi with a fatal dose hid in St. Louis.
A St. Louis man swam 292 miles of the Mississippi River without stopping.
Why General William Tecumseh Sharman could defeat the south but not City Hall.
The only company processing cocaine for medicinal use is in St. Louis.
A St. Louis barista became a billionaire.
A man was attacked by a shark in downtown St. Louis.
A St. Louis man played basketball for St. Louis Community College, football for Yale and is now a top national journalist.
Brennan, host of “The Charlie Brennan Show” on KMOX and provocateur of “Donnybrook” on KETC-TV, curates these and many other stories for the first time in one volume.
Hi this is Charlie Brennan. I wrote Only in St. Louis as an antidote to 2020 stress. There is nothing in this book about the pandemic or this year's politics. It contains the most unusual, eccentric and outlandish local tales I've collected over 32 years in St. Louis. With hundreds of short stories, you can read the book forwards or backwards and never worry where you left off. It's light enough so you can take in a few entries every night and then fall asleep in bed. People tell me they find it funny and interesting and I hope you will, too. I will be happy to sign the book to you or someone on your shopping list.
Charlie Brennan, in his 33rd year at KMOX, is host of “The Charlie Brennan Show with Amy Marxkors” Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Brennan discusses issues, interviews newsmaker sand takes listener calls. More about Charlie
Joe Buck, Emmy Award-winning Fox Sports Announcer
If you don't like to laugh and you don't like history OR St. Louis, then this is not the book for you. If you do then walk straight to the counter and buy it. I loved it and you will too.
Ridley Pearson, bestselling co-author of Peter and the Starcatchers, author of 60 novels, and enshrined on the St. Louis Walk of Fame
I couldn’t stop reading Charlie Brennan’s Only in St. Louis. It’s a tell-all written in fast jabs, covering everything – and I mean everything – odd, funny, outrageous scandalous, and interesting about St. Louis from the 1800s onward.
St. Louis Magazine
Brennan might be the hardest-working man in local broadcast media. After more than 25 years at KMOX (1120 AM), he remains on the air, in addition to volunteering for causes in the community and waging civic campaigns...Bob Hyland, Bob Hardy, and Jack Carney might be gone, but Brennan carries on.