Truth in Advertising (Hardcover)

By John Kenney

Center Point, 9781611736809, 463pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/21/2013)
Paperback (10/1/2013)
Hardcover (1/22/2013)

List Price: 35.95*
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January 2013 Indie Next List

“This funny first novel is an accomplished mix of snark and pathos. Finbar Dolan is nearly 40 and has little to show for it. He is ambivalent about his Madison Avenue advertising job, has a failed engagement behind him, and is emotionally distant from his fragmented and dysfunctional family. What he does have, however, are loyal friends, a good heart, and a razor-sharp wit. This book will not only have you laughing out loud but will also leave you keenly sympathetic to Fin's plight. It is funny and moving and reminiscent of the works of Jonathan Tropper and Nick Hornby with a little Mad Men thrown in.”
— tova beiser, Brown University Bookstore, Providence, RI
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Description

Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he's a bit of a mess and closing in on forty. He's recently called off a wedding. Now, a few days before Christmas, he's forced to cancel a long-postponed vacation in order to write, produce, and edit a Super Bowl commercial for his diaper account in record time.