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Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, protagonist, Tony has lived a not so bad life….a good family, good schools. So, how to explain his ill-spent adult life in hard drugs and sexual depravity in the ‘80's, and then his rise and fall in the telemarketing business. For a man who was well read, handsome, witty and charming with the gift-of-gab, he could have had a more respectable life and lifestyle. But, that wasn’t for him. He was a pirate at heart, with insatiable desires.
This story is the near autobiography of the author with little dramatized. The author, Nathaniel L. Bliss, (“Nat”) tried many times to get his feet on the ground, to leave his addicted ways, and finally, maybe, becoming financially self-supporting.
His start in the telemarketing business, basically a boiler room pushing a gasoline additive called ‘Snake Oil’ was to be his way out of the life and to fortune. Nat knew how to con his way to get what he was after. Enjoy his turn of phrase, insights to the seamier side of life in the LA ‘80s, and his spot-on descriptions of the various characters that come to life.