“A wildly entertaining, gorgeous tribute to a world we never knew existed. Anyone interested in American history, music, or culture should buy this book by the fistful.” — Dave Letterman
“The world of industrial musicals is magical, weird, and funny. Mssrs. Young and Murphy escort you into that world with panache and not nearly enough guilt. Like Steve, I amassed a collection of these records—souvenirs of the days when corporations were rich enough to care about the morale of their employees—and like him, I thought I was ‘the only one.’ Now these idiots have spent serious time and energy producing a freaking book on the subject. Humor them. Buy this book and let it change your life.” — Harry Shearer
“As a veteran of many an industrial, I can attest that EVERYTHING’S COMING UP PROFITS is accurate as well as fascinating and hysterical.
If I had friends, I’d tell them about it.” — Martin Short
“All Singing! All Dancing! All Selling! This delightful history reveals the corny glories of corporate America’s fling with motivational musicals, and its vintage graphics are like a peek at an alternate world where the hit songs were about Ford tractors.” — James Lileks, author The Gallery of Regrettable Food
“Young and Murphy map us to a nether-universe Brill Building located at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Tin Pan Alley. The songcraft is stupefyingly absurd, but thanks to this book a lot of product music has outlived the products.” — Irwin Chusid, WFMU Radio, author Songs in the Key of Z
*“…What a book! A visual cornucopia of stunning album covers, photos of the singers (often famous), sidebars, and lyrics, this is a splashy and lush feast for all pop culture wonks…. The text is arranged by decades (the 1950s, the 1960s, and the 1970s and beyond), creating one big show-stopping production number that would do Bob Fosse proud. The lyrics alone are worth the price of admission, including double entendre ditties from Phillips Petroleum and an ode to bathrooms from American Standard’s The Bathrooms Are Coming! show. VERDICT A double high five with jazz hands! Lerner and Loewe, Kander and Ebb, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and now Young and Murphy!” —Barry X. Miller, Austin P.L., TX, Library Journal
featuring co-author Steve Young!