Chet Fisher wasn't going to be like everyone else. He was going to be creative, an underground writer or meaningful musician. Unfortunately, as a victim of his own lazy infatuations, he becomes the worst wine salesman in the entire state of New York.
At twenty-eight, Chet Fisher is easily the youngest among the winery representative crowd and already the most disillusioned. Smothered at the bottom of the sales heap, he receives an ultimatum to improve or else be fired. Faced with impending unemployment, Chet sets out on a journey to discover what lies within his job . . . and himself.
Rumbling through New York State in a fog of booze, drugs, and indecision, Chet spends endless hours at wine shops, hotel bars, sales meetings, and wine tastings. As he gradually learns how to sell, he sinks deeper into the very world he despises-a world of chronic greed, stale corporate mentalities, and unfettered competition. Growing further away from his friends, his youth, and his own personality, Chet awakens to the reality that his life is a façade.
Selling a Good Time ultimately ponders the question: how important is keeping a job if it robs you of everything else in life?