Author Kathy Finn will be here to discuss and sign copies of her book Tom Benson: Billionaire on the Bayou. From salesman to dealership owner, New Orleans-born billionaire Tom Benson started in business with cars, which paved the way for his other profitable enterprises that include banks, real estate, and the New Orleans Saints. Kathy Finn’s biography of this self-made tycoon reveals some of the mystery behind the legend. Beginning with his working-class childhood in New Orleans, Finn delves into the contention surrounding Benson, from the controversial near-relocation of the Saints to the dramatic legal battle with his daughter. Including interviews with friends, family, and acquaintances, this extensive compilation sheds light on the man behind the empire—his successes and his tragedies.
Tom Benson "created moments in NFL history that the city of New Orleans and football fans across the country will never forget."
--Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner