Cross Dressingby Bill Fitzhugh
Pub. Date: 06/14/2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dan Steele is on top of his game: a jaundiced L.A. adman who looks at you and sees a narrow demographic and a very fat paycheck. His identical twin Michael, a do-gooder Catholic priest, can traipse around the Third World doing all the emergency relief work he wants. For Dan, doing good means having the biggest home entertainment center money can buy. Just returned… See more details below
Dan Steele is on top of his game: a jaundiced L.A. adman who looks at you and sees a narrow demographic and a very fat paycheck. His identical twin Michael, a do-gooder Catholic priest, can traipse around the Third World doing all the emergency relief work he wants. For Dan, doing good means having the biggest home entertainment center money can buy. Just returned from Rwanda, Father Michael is ill, and Dan sends him to the hospital on his own insurance coverage. But Michael's disease turns fatal, and since Dan needs to hide anyway from an enraged copywriter whose brilliant idea he stole, the best solution is to masquerade as his brother. Soon, Dan is thrust into a world even savvier in the wiles of marketing and mass persuasion than his own: the world of organized religion.
About the Author:
Bill Fitzhugh was born and raised in Jackson, MS. He has worked in radio, television, and film. His other novels are Pest Control and The Organ Grinders. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next novel.
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I loved this book! It is great. I immediately sent it on to my pal, Sunny, whose late sister was a nun. Another fan! Read this little book and laugh at the twists and turns of alter-identities. God moves in strange ways, and so does Bill Fitzhugh, it seems.
If you want a laugh, you NEED to read Cross Dressing. Fitzhugh creates such amazing situations, that I wish I had thought of, they're so ingenious. Amazingly funny.
This book has got to be one of the best that I've ever read. There are so many little jokes in there along with the humor that the book is based upon. Along with it comes the harsh reality of the real world, like the life before a nun became a nun and so on. This book will change you.
Bill Fitzhugh has quickly become one of my favorite authors. He creates such wonderful scenarios for his quirky charactors and finds outragious ways to get them out of their problems. Cross Dressing is a quick, funny read. It's not quite as good as Organ Grinders or Pest Control, but it's still highly recommended. Fitzhugh is weakest when trying to wrap up his novels as the plausability factor goes up in smoke. Up until then you can almost believe the adventure. Anyway, if you like comedic adventures, give Fitzhugh a try.