Title: Ad Nomad
Author: Eric Jay Sonnenschein
Review: This is a long, long, long book about advertizing(with tiny print.) I have to say that it had its moments of hilarity, but a book this size needs more then moments. The writing is good and the flow is great, but its size can keep you wondering when it’s finally going to be done.
Lots of great advice on job hunting and interviewing along with funny moments that will make you laugh. I think most people would like to read this book if it were a bit shorter or maybe split into several books in a series. I love series and will read all the books and not realize how long they would have been if all were printed in one tome. It also allows you to read other things between the books and not feel the need to finish the full series before moving on to another book.
If you enjoy reading huge books then this is for you…funny and yet so real at times that it is a bit scary. If you are in advertizing then this is a must read for you. The size may frighten the weak of heart, but like I said the book has its moments and you don’t want to miss those.
Give Ad Nomad a chance if you like advertizing and humor. You may even see a bit of yourself in these pages…and of course your boss and co-workers. Creativity is the name of the advertising game and this author had a great hold on what is creative and how to tap that in your life.
Publisher: Published 2012 by Hudson Heights Press
Quick Review: 31/2 out of 5. Just too long for me.
Why I Read It: Sent by the author for review.
Synopsis: In Ad Nomad, the Case Histories of Dane Bacchus, we enter the world of pharmaceutical advertising, where corrupt and ingenious creative minds market powerful medicines and sophisticated devices with more flair and guile than is used in promoting corn flakes, cars, and mouthwash. In these pages, you will find driven account people, maniacal creative directors, art directors and copywriters pushed to the brink of mental mayhem. Ad Nomad is a coming of age novel about a second-career seeker that describes the quest for self-actualization and the struggle for survival with muckraking naturalism and surreal humor.
Author Biography: I was born in New York City, grew up outside of Washington, D.C., and received a BA at Amherst College. After serving in the Peace Corps in Tunisia, I came to New York, where I received a MA degree and have lived ever since.
I have had many jobs to survive, but through it all I have been a writer. My work has been published in a range of publications that feature fiction, poetry, journalism and commentary.
On February 23, 2011, my book of personal essays titled MAKING UP FOR LOST TIME was published by Hudson Heights Press. It can be found at www.Amazon.com.
On October 29, 2011 THE LOST POEM & OTHERS LIKE IT, my collection of verse, was published by Hudson Heights Press. It can be found on Amazon.com.
Gabina49's Blog- Calls this book a must read