David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog Writing Boots.
Murray is also editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world’s longest continuously published magazines.
An award-winning journalist, Murray is the author of Raised By Mad Men, a memoir about his advertising parents, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters.
His latest book is the critically acclaimed, An Effort to Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half (Disruption Books, 2021). It’s available through Amazon and other booksellers.
The son of two writers, Murray grew up in Hudson, Ohio, and studied English at Kent State University before moving to Chicago to make his own writing life. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Cristie Bosch, and daughter, Scout Murray.