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My name is David Murray.

I'm editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, an 85-year-old magazine that collects the best oral communication in the world. I'm also executive director of the Professional Speechwriters Association.

I cowrote the New York Times-bestselling memoir Tell My Sons (Random House, 2013) and a memoir about my advertising copywriter parents, Raised By Mad Men.

My writing has appeared in publications and media outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Advertising Age, Sailing Magazine, Golf Magazine, Car Collector Magazine,, the Huffington Post and Chicago Public Radio.

Prospective clients and editors may see some of my work under "Categories" here, or E-MAIL ME at writingboots at gmail dot com or call 773-904-8661.


no ideas but in things.