Robert Boog


I live in Los Angeles and my father and mother were both real estate brokers. We had a big family. I was the 5th child in a family with 9 children, so I had 4 older siblings and 4 younger. What this means to you is that I began negotiating for things ever since I was in diapers. I graduated from UCLA in 4 years with a degree in English lit, but I did not attend my graduation. For my graduation my father gave me two things: a $100 dollar bill and a firm handshake. I used the $100 bill to buy a car as I had passed my real estate exam. I began to work in real estate at my parents' real estate company and I made my first sale that first week. I write books as a hobby in my spare time.

Fun facts

Last book read: All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten by Robert Fulghum.
One book that changed your life: Influence by Robert Cialdini. I have read it several times.

  1. Extreme Urgency - 1993- Fiction
  2. Selling Homes 1-2-3 - 1996 - Nonfiction 
  3. Real Estate Sales from Hell - 2000 - Nonfiction
  4. Selling Outside the Square - 2006 - Nonfiction 
  5. The Real Estate Rookie - 2012 - Fiction
  6. My Real Estate Nightmare 2016 - Fiction 
  7. Is She *The One* 2018 - Fiction 
  8. Hang Shakespeare - 2020 - Nonfiction


Book: Hang Shakespeare

This is a fairly unusual book. I liked the cover which gives an idea it might detail secret messages and hinted at possible conspiracy theory – admittedly not my usual choice but as an English graduate and teacher, this did intrigue me. I have heard many times over the years that Shakespeare did not write his own works. I have heard that they were actually written by several different names including a black woman named Amelia Bassano. I felt that this is an interesting topic to cover. It was warm, funny and quite familiar in tone, nothing like the stuffy textbooks one might expect to encounter when researching such subject matter and oddly, I liked the mention of your wife which happened a few times throughout and gave the same warm feeling each time. I was interested, curious and hooked! 

Book: Hang Shakespeare

This is like a small gem: precious, and polished. Priceless. It’s an interesting and fun book which was paced well and had plenty to keep me engaged. I loved it!


BooKecCenTric had the priviledge of interviewing Author Robert Boog to discuss his latest book Hang Shakespeare and the inspiration behind it.


What is your book about?
On Xmas Day, 2019, my wife and I sat down and watched a documentary called Nothing is Truer than True. The film takes a viewer on a voyage to Italy and tried to recreate the voyage of Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford. I was fascinated by the movie and raved about it one month later. However, my wife disagreed. She thought the movie portrayed a "snobbish" view. So I thought, maybe I missed something. I returned to the First Folio poem and saw the name de Vere staring me in the face. Then I saw the words "hang Shakespeare".