Man who wrote the book on how to be a great salesperson dies at 90
A man who wrote a book about how to sell and write professionally has died at the age of 90.
Paul Smith was a professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
In 1982, he published his first book, “Freelance Copywriter,” in which he taught students how to use their skills to be the best copywriter possible.
Smith was an accomplished journalist and published a number of books including his book “The Ultimate Guide to Success: How to Become an Expert at Everything You Do,” and his memoir, “The Man Who Created My Career.”
Smith also wrote a memoir of his time as a professional copywriter called “The Unseen Writer: How My Life Went From Writing My Own Books to Writing My Best-Ever Book.”
The author of the book, which he co-wrote with his brother Paul, also wrote the memoir, which became a best-seller.
Smith also authored several other books about himself and his writing.
In an interview with the AP, Smith said he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2011.
He died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported.