Four-Time International Whistling Champion Christopher Ullman presents Find Your Whistle, the heartwarming, hilarious, and outrageous journey of a Washington and Wall Street insider who uses his simple gift to touch hearts and change lives. In this sweet and authentic memoir, world whistling champion Christopher Ullman a managing director at one of the world s most powerful private equity firms tells readers how he found, developed, and shares his whistle with big-wig politicians, special needs children, Wall Street billionaires, and more than 400 people on their birthdays every year.
Chris inspires readers to find their simple gift – their whistle – and make the world a better place.
Happy Hour to take place at 6:00pm followed by Chris’s lecture at 7:00pm.
Book signing to follow event.
About the Author:
Christopher Ullman is a four time national and international whistling champion. He has performed with major symphony orchestras, serenaded President George W. Bush in the Oval Office, whistled the national anthem at major league sporting events, and entertained millions around the world on TV and radio. In what Chris describes as a ministry, he whistles Happy Birthday more than 400 times each year to friends and family. Chris started his puckered pursuits at age five, whistled incessantly while delivering newspapers as a teen, jammed with jazz bands in college, and worked the open mike circuit in his Washington, DC home in the 1980s-90s. He has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, CNN, NPR, CNBC, and been featured in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine. His repertoire includes classical, blues, jazz, Broadway, and rock. In 2003, Chris released his debut CD, The Symphonic Whistler, and in 2012 he was inducted into the International Whistling Hall of Fame. By day he is a Director of Global Communications at The Carlyle Group, an investment firm based in Washington, DC.
I first met Chris in 1994 when he whistled on the Today Show. I was smiling then and he’s made me smile again with this sweet and heartwarming memoir. –Katie Couric
Chris’ book is well worth reading. his main point, so gracefully and humorously told, is that by having the skill to whistle in a way that creates joy in the world, he is doing what others can and should do: find their own whistle and use that skill or talent to bring happiness and pleasure to others. –David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group
With Find Your Whistle, Chris Ullman has penned a memoir that hits all the right notes. Told in a warm and witty style, Chris writes a compelling tale of his lifelong journey to become a world champion whistler and how he’s used that skill to make the world a little brighter and happier. –Daniel F. Akerson, former Chairman and CEO, General Motors