The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,416,707 members ⚫ 1,552,143 ebooks

New to

Learn more

Truth in Advertising

A Novel

Truth in Advertising by John Kenney
Buy this eBook
US$ 10.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
“F. Scott Fitzgerald said that there are no second acts in American lives. I have no idea what that means but I believe that in quoting him I appear far more intelligent than I am. I don’t know about second acts, but I do think we get second chances, fifth chances, eighteenth chances. Every day we get a fresh chance to live the way we want.”

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 Super Bowl commercial for his diaper account in record time.

Fortunately, it gets worse. Fin 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 reevaluate the choices he’s made, admit that he’s falling for his coworker Phoebe, question the importance of diapers in his life, and finally tell the truth about his past.

Truth in Advertising is debut novelist John Kenney’s wickedly funny, honest, at times sardonic, and ultimately moving story about the absurdity of corporate life, the complications of love, and the meaning of family.
Touchstone; January 2013
288 pages; ISBN 9781451675566
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: Truth in Advertising
Author: John Kenney
  • News
Savannah author's memoir wins American humor prize - Savannah Morning News
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:36:54 -0700
Savannah Morning NewsSavannah author's memoir wins American humor prizeSavannah Morning NewsThe host for the evening was ...
Focus Group on John Kenney's TRUTH IN ADVERTISING - YouTube
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:00:31 -0800
YouTubeFocus Group on John Kenney's TRUTH IN ADVERTISINGYouTubeLearn more about Truth in Advertising at ...
'Truth in Advertising' has a cinematic sense of motion - Chicago Tribune
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 08:48:17 -0800
Chicago Tribune'Truth in Advertising' has a cinematic sense of motionChicago TribuneThe protagonist of John ...
More Fiction