New York Times best-selling author Mark Bego breaks records by releasing two separate books titles in September 2019. One with his longtime best friend, the glamorous Mary Wilson of The Supremes. And, the second one with the brilliant millionaire hotel owner, Efrem Harkham. This brings him to a grand total of 65 published books!
In December of 1975 Bego first met his Motown singing star idol, Mary Wilson in Rochester, New York, while he was working for music industry trade magazine, Record World. At that first meeting Bego proposed that they write a book on The Supremes together. Finally 44 years later Supreme Glamour (Thames & Hudson Publishers), a lavishly illustrated coffee table book on the career of the biggest selling female singing group in the world: The Supremes, will be released in September.
To set the record straight, Bego worked on Wilson’s two previous hit books, but Supreme Glamour is a true collaboration for the pair. This book finds the pair telling The Supremes’ story with a fresh perspective and many new insights. Friends for five decades, Bego claims, “Mary has shown me how to live life glamorously with passion and flair for years. She is gracious and wonderful, and I am so excited about this book. It is like a Supreme dream come true!”
Mark Bego is the author of the biggest selling Motown book ever published: the eight million-selling Michael! (Jackson), with an Introduction by Mary Wilson. As Mark explains it, “Mary and I have traveled around the world together, and we have worked on many projects together, but Supreme Glamour is the absolute pinnacle.” Wilson and Bego most recently worked together on Mark’s best-selling celebrity cookbook,Eat Like a Rock Star (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017).
Then there is Living the Luxe Life (Skyhorse Publishing), which Bego wrote with Luxe Hotel chain hotelier-Efrem Harkham. Says Mark, “Efrem is a true inspiration in the business world. He not only owns the Luxe hotels on Rodeo Drive and Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, but he shares his secrets to success in his inspirational book. He is a ‘rock star’ of hoteliers!”
Interestingly enough, the pair first met via one of Bego’s rock & roll books. Explains Mark, “One of Efrem’s friends had read the book I wrote with Jimmy Greenspoon of Three Dog Night, and recommended we meet. I was instantly impressed with his ‘rags to riches’ story. The first day we met I knew this book had to be entitled ‘Living the Luxe Life.” The book will also be released in September.
According to Bego, “I am genuinely excited to have two new books coming out at once. Thanks to Mary Wilson and Efrem Harkham, I truly am living the ‘luxe life’ with glamour and flair!”