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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book Tour ~ The Minefields

Have you ever dreamed of a fast-paced life in the world of marketing and ad agencies?

Back in my younger years I had ambitions of working in marketing, but it wasn't something I pursued.    I've always looked at the marketing world from the outside, yet reading The Minefields has given me the inside track.

I am very happy to be included in The Minefields Blog Tour.


Thank you to Book Trib for including me in the exclusive blog tour for The Minefields by Steven C. Eisner.

Today's Excerpt:

Dad had always kept busy. It was then that I realized Harry was at work orchestrating his death. There may have been no clock handy to watch the seconds tick down, but he knew what time it was.

Steven C. Eisner has taken his experience of working in the corporate world and his written his first fiction novel revolving around an advertising agency.  If you are a fan of the television series Mad Men, you are going to love this book!  I've really enjoyed reading The Minefields, it gives the reader an insight into the world of advertising, while telling the personal tale of Sam Spiegel.

About the book:  Situated smack between the cigarette-and-martini days of Mad Men and the nihilism of House of Lies, Eisner paints a classic roman a clef in stinging detail.  Protagonist Sam Spiegel is the Golden Boy with the New York business world at his feet when he is called home to Philadelphia just as he has begun to make his mark. His father, Holocaust survivor Harry Spiegel, is ailing and it’s with reservations that Sam takes on the challenge to grow his father’s firm, Spiegel Communications, into national prominence. The complex themes of the father-and-son relationship, like those found in the works of Chaim Potok and Mario Puzo, are brought vividly to life as Sam and Harry battle over the future of the family legacy.

Follow along with the tour and find tomorrow's excerpt by visiting Book Trib.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a sample for my review.  Opinions expressed are mine, yours may differ.

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