Paul McGowan is the real deal, 100% inspired, inspiring and a genuine mensch. This book will make you laugh and push you to do something remarkable. Go make a ruckus.
— Seth Godin | Author | This Is Marketing

I do wonder what people would think…

…if they could see through my veneer. I’m the CEO of PS Audio, a multimillion-dollar corporation that makes stereo equipment: a proud father of four, a mentor, a respected member of our community. But look deeper, because there’s more. My father swore I would wind up in prison. My mother prayed that I would make it past puberty. I’m 70 years old now—old enough to be all right with pulling back the kimono that hides my soul and answers the question of how I got here.

When I was a teenager, I was always running from something: the law, the Feds, the draft. Flight took me over the border to Tijuana for contraband, inside a county jail, into the hands of the Secret Service, onto the streets of Haight-Ashbury. I visited the armpit of Munich and the shame of bankruptcy court. I failed at just about everything I tried.

That’s the world that shaped me into the caricature of respectability that seems to define me today, but it isn’t the real story either. For that you’ll need to get a copy of 99% True. Add your email in the form below and I’ll let you in on something special.


It’s 99% True…

Paul McGowan tells all (and then some) in this riotous tale of misbegotten success that’s 99% true in all the best ways. From his not-so-innocent youth growing up in the shadow of Disneyland and summer evenings in the innocent 1950s, to his dope-smoking, snake-eating, draft-dodging, loony-bin misadventure through Europe, to his struggles to build a thriving enterprise from a stack of dusty albums. Come enjoy funny bone laughs and heartrending stories as Paul tries to find his place in a worldwide community you never knew existed.