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Truth In Advertising (Hardcover)

Author:  John Kenney
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1451675542
ISBN-13: 9781451675542
Sku: 229372995
Publish Date: 1/22/2013
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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A wickedly funny, honest, and poignant debut novel in the spirit of "Then We Came to the End" and "This Is Where I Leave You" about the absurdity of corporate life, the complications of love, and the meaning of family. First-time novelist Kenney, a regular "New Yorker" contributor, mines his own advertising background for spot-on, compelling insider detail.
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A wickedly funny, honest, and poignant debut novel in the spirit of Then We Came to the End and This Is Where I Leave You about the absurdity of corporate life, the complications of love, and the meaning of family.

Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely. Except he doesn't know it. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he's a bit of a mess and closing in on forty. He's recently called off a wedding. Now, a few days before Christmas, he's forced to cancel a long-postponed vacation in order to write, produce, and edit a Superbowl commercial for his diaper account in record time.

     Fortunately, it gets worse. He learns that his long-estranged and once-abusive father has fallen ill. And that neither of his brothers or his sister intend to visit. It's a wake-up call for Fin to re-evaluate the choices he's made, admit that he's falling for his co-worker Phoebe, question the importance of diapers in his life, and finally tell the truth about his life and his past.

     First-time novelist John Kenney, a regular New Yorker contributor, mines his own advertising background to weave spot-on, compelling insider detail into a hilarious, insightful, at times sardonic, and ultimately moving debut.

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'[A] hilarious ad-world satire and a modest family drama....a comic tour de force." 10/08/2012

"[W]e're sold on Kenney's trenchant, quick-witted debut." - Stephan Lee 01/25/2013

"Framed around a surprisingly sweet romance, as well as Fin's eventual confrontation with his painful family history, this debut offers a pleasing lightness-to-heart ratio." - Susannah Meadows 01/30/2012

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Product attributePublisher:   Touchstone Books
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