Here is an offbeat humorous novel that describes a young man learning about the real world as a Professional Men's Fashion Consultant (read Retail Sales Clerk) in an upscale haberdashery. His landlady fights to make him a staunch anti-communist. His co-workers try to prove that the more things do not change, the more they remain the same! His customers often make bizarre requests that they consider normal. He pays less attention to them than he does to what he learns about the value of effective communication from a famous correspondence course and numerous wacky conversations with his demanding customers. Too, he searches to find a meaningful career and he tries to develop a (gulp) philosophy of life based on the comic strips and comic books which comprise his chief reading. Full of puns, malapropisms, and other wordplay, this story takes place in the early 1950's which is right on the cusp of great societal change.
|Publisher:||G. Howard Poteet|
|File size:||312 KB|
About the Author
A New Jersey professor, G. Howard Poteet holds a law degree, two master's degrees, and a doctorate in English (Columbia University, NYC). He has published 37 books iwith major print publishers (McGraw- Hill, Harcourt, Prentice-Hall) as well as 3 digital books with Smashwords. One of his books has been translated into 10 languages . and made into a TV series (Russia). He has written and published 3 distance education courses as well as numerous poems, short stories, and essays in publications as varied as The NEW YORK TIMES, THE ENGLISH JOURNAL, MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED, READING IMPROVEMENT, THE NEWARK STAR LEDGER, AUDIO-VISUAL NEWS, NEWS AND VIEWS, and many others. Dr. Poteet has also been editor of 3 newsletters including COLLEGE ENGLISH NOTES and contributing editor to NEWS AND VIEWS and THE FILM JOURNAL ADVERTISER.