When business dries up, Ballou takes a teaching position at Van Devander College, in the little upstate town of Wildenkill. Almost immediately, his contentious personality throws him into the thick of the college community's rivalries, romances, and clashes of values.
He also finds a cause: defending Willie Wilden, the iconic but politically incorrect college mascot.
"Willie Wilden lampoons the political, academic, and literary worlds all at the same time. It's a zany, stylish panorama of American values and foibles."
-Jim Lesczynski, author of The Walton Street Tycoons
"If Dobrian were a painter, he'd be Goya. His characters are comical, bizarre, grotesque - yet you will love to be in their company, walking in their shoes, seeing through their eyes, and hearing their voices rattle inside you."
-Lynn Biederman, author of Teenage Waistland
"Dobrian fills a void in today's literary scene. His style is clever but easy to read, and he's unafraid of contrarian positions."
-Roger Humes, director, The Other Voices International Project
"Roger Ballou is what you'd get if you mated Miss Jean Brodie with Ignatius J. Reilly."
-Casper Melick, author of Pétain at Yeu: a Novel.
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About the Author
Mr. Dobrian lived most of his adult life in New York City, where he ran for Mayor in 2009. He now lives in Iowa City, Iowa. When he's not writing, researching, or looking for new clients, he's attending classical music concerts and recitals, political meetings, or Iowa Hawkeyes football games. Willie Wilden is his first novel.
For more information, go to www.josephdobrian.com