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...Neal Spelce tells his stories as if he’s confiding in you in a personal conversation.  And they are entertaining, much of the time with a self-deprecating sense of humor.  It is a splendid memoir.”

Tom Johnson 

Former LBJ White House aide, former publisher of Los Angeles Times, former CEO, CNN

...In his long-awaited chronicle of those
times, Neal takes us through his remarkable life at breakneck speed in the midst of world events and the great stories of our times. With The Bark Off is a marvelous read...

Luci Baines Johnson

Daughter of President & Mrs. Lyndon Baines Johnson

...“Neal Spelce’s memoir sparkles with stories, anecdotes, and characters recalled
by a wide-eyed Texan who moved among the shakers and makers of his time but kept his feet on the ground and his notebook handy. It’s a heckuva trip...

Bill Moyers

Former LBJ White House press secretary, acclaimed PBS
documentarian and commentator.

...Over more than two-thirds of a century, Neal Spelce came to be on a first name basis with many powerful people and he witnessed an impressive number of big
events and change. Much of this was as a first-person, on-the-ground, there-when-it-happened chronicler of his time....

Dan Rather

Former award-winning CBS-TV news anchor, editor, reporter

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