Bad Publicity

Bad Publicity

Book - 2004
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
In 1987, in the midst of the backstabbing, self-promotion, and lurid prose of the upcoming presidential campaign, the destinies of four people become intertwined in a satire of Washington power politics.

Blackwell North Amer
It is Washington in the autumn of 1987, a tranquil time in America. As the Reagan era ends - and prospects appear bright for a Dukakis administration - the lawyers, publicists, strategists, and lobbyists of the city are making plans for the year ahead. Among them is a cast of players whose fortunes prove to be intertwined in unexpected and not always pleasant ways.
Charlie Dingleman, a former congressman, finds himself pursued by an increasingly unsavory rumor, while Judith Grust, an associate at Charlie's law firm and the source of this rumor, has a few dark secrets of her own. Hank Morriday, who feels trapped inside a think tank, keeps trying to finish a book on social policy in which he's lost interest, and Candy Romulade, a public relations executive paralyzed by her meager client list, is losing heart. Then there is Reynolds Mund, a veteran local anchorman, who has formed some very peculiar theories about the news business.
On the eve of a new administration, their hilariously savage ambitions and reversals of fortune test the idea that there's no such thing as bad publicity. The result is a pitch-perfect, often poignant, novel in the classic Swiftian mold.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1987, in the midst of the backstabbing, self-promotion, and lurid prose of the upcoming presidential campaign, the destinies of four people become intertwined--Charlie Ringman, his law associate Judith Grust, Democrat Hank Morriday, and publicist Candy Romulade--in a wicked satire of Washington power politics. 30,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Sharp elbows, professional mischief, and ribald double-talk abound in this novel about the mad scrambles and the inglorious ends that enthrall our nation's capital.It is Washington in the autumn of 1987, a tranquil time in America. As the Reagan era ends -- and prospects appear bright for a Dukakis administration -- the lawyers, publicists, strategists, and lobbyists of the city are making plans for the year ahead. Among them is a cast of players whose fortunes prove to be intertwined in unexpected and not always pleasant ways.Charlie Dingleman, a former congressman, finds himself pursued by an increasingly unsavory rumor, while Judith Grust, an associate at Charlie's law firm and the source of this rumor, has a few dark secrets of her own. Hank Morriday, who feels trapped inside a think tank, keeps trying to finish a book on social policy in which he's lost interest, and Candy Romulade, a public relations executive paralyzed by her meager client list, is losing heart. Then there is Reynolds Mund, a veteran local anchorman, who has formed some very peculiar theories about the news business.On the eve of a new administration, their hilariously savage ambitions and reversals of fortune test the idea that there's no such thing as bad publicity. The result is a pitch-perfect, often poignant, novel in the classic Swiftian mold.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004
ISBN: 9780743247764
0743247760
Branch Call Number: F FRA
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 23 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at DPL.

Try searching for Bad Publicity to see if DPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top