When an enthusiastic admirer asked Eddie Guest, “What is the best thing you have ever done?” he replied, “Madam, I hope I haven’t done it yet!” Probably this answer best illustrates Eddie’s twinkling sense of humor, his refreshing modesty, and his all-pervading optimism.
In these days of confused thinking and chaotic world conditions, it is truly inspiring to read of a life which epitomizes the homely virtues and simple verities, plus a jovial and robust love of living, about which Eddie Guest has written for so many years. And it is by no means accidental that his biographer ends this book with a sentence often on Eddie’s lips: “It’s been great fun—all of it!”
“His editor and longtime friend Royce Howes has written the biography Guest deserves...Royce Howes has done a biography of a likeable and human man in not too adulatory a fashion; and it is readable.”—The Los Angeles Times
“Hearty friendship and mutuality of association combined with author competence have produced a book which, in the most vital sense, will be of interest to all Americans.”—The Yuma Daily Sun