Shoplandia (Paperback)

By Jim Breslin

Oermead Press, 9780615997810, 314pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014



Jake Meecham has been dropped down a rabbit hole. As a new production assistant at "Shoplandia," he quickly realizes America's third largest home shopping channel is much more than smiling show hosts, quantity counters and sparkling jewelry. Everyone visiting the live studio-reality TV stars, beloved country musicians, drunk baseball icons and A-Team actors-is striving to cash in on their own version of the American Dream. Meanwhile, a motivational guru inspires manager Warren to plot out a life-changing career strategy and fledgling show host Renee searches deep to find her "sales gene." Marketing VP Johnny tracks down a troubled long lost show host while back in the studio, producers Dottie and Dylan struggle to keep the live show from imploding.
A humorous novel told through stories, Jim Breslin's "Shoplandia" peels back the curtain to reveal the familial bonds that often form in our working lives.