Tony van Straubenzee worked in human resources on Toronto's Bay Street, specializing in executive-level headhunting, while the high-rise canyon of today was taking form. Needing only two comfortable chairs, he has interviewed every personality type and witnessed the range of human behaviour, while filling hundreds of high-level positions for numerous clients. As president of the Empire Club and the York Club, he has hosted such luminaries as Ronald Reagan, Robertson Davies, and Christopher Plummer.
He has now confected Rind in the Marmalade: full of scrumptious, bite-sized tales - lively and colourful, a few heart-breaking, many screamingly funny - about the vast array of characters, both in and out of the limelight, whom he has met over the decades. As well, about 175 photographs grace and complement his lively stories. As you'll see, Tony is the consummate host and showman, an inspired fund-raiser, a budding impresario, and one of the best storytellers you'll ever meet. Always ready with his wicked wit, eager to help, and on the lookout for more entertaining tales.