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Red Meat Cures Cancer

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What would you do if you were a few months from collecting early retirement—a pension for which you'd sucked up and sycophanted almost twenty years—when your obscenely overweight and extremely crass boss told you that if you didn't raise the company' … weiterlesen
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Titel: Red Meat Cures Cancer
Autor/en: Starbuck O'Dwyer

ISBN: 1400034817
EAN: 9781400034819
Sprache: Englisch.
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Februar 2004 - kartoniert - 336 Seiten

Beschreibung

What would you do if you were a few months from collecting early retirement—a pension for which you'd sucked up and sycophanted almost twenty years—when your obscenely overweight and extremely crass boss told you that if you didn't raise the company's market share by the end of the year, you'd be out on your ass without a dime?

If you're Sky Thorne, Senior V.P. of Tailburger—a fringe fast food chain whose specialties are batter dipped, deep-fried meat patties and 96-oz. beef-flavored shakes—you'll get to work on as many harebrained, desperate schemes as you can think of. And if that means launching a marketing campaign that asks the public, "Why just abuse your body when you can torture it?” then damn it, that's what you'll do! Because Sky Thorne is ready to fight dirty and do anything necessary to earn the pension he sees as the reset button on life, liberty, and the pursuit of unadulterated deep-fried happiness.

Red Meat Cures Cancer is a hilarious and poignant romp through a world of excess, and marks the arrival of a great new satirical voice in American literature.

Portrait

Starbuck O'Dwyer, a native of Rochester, New York and a graduate of Princeton, Oxford and Cornell, writes novels, essays, short stories, screenplays and music under his given middle name. His critically-acclaimed debut novel, Red Meat Cures Cancer (Penguin Random House/Vintage Books), won two national writing awards for humor, appeared on several bestseller lists, and was a featured selection of the 2007 One Book One Vancouver reading program as selected by the Vancouver Public Library. His writing, which has been described as "comic genius" by Kirkus Reviews, has been published in forums as diverse as Entertainment Weekly, Flaunt, Toro, Japanophile, The Journal News, PW Daily, and The Boston Globe, and he has appeared on over 350 radio and television programs including guest spots on ESPN, WGN, Voice of America, and PBS. His collection of stories, How to Raise a Good Kid, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (parenting) and a finalist in the 2011 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards (essays, humor), is a perennial category bestseller in China and has been translated into Afrikaans, German, Chinese, Norwegian, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. Similarly, his second novel, Goliath Gets Up, a finalist in the 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards (humor), has been translated into Chinese and is presently being translated into Portuguese. His latest collection of stories, High School Dance, a gold medalist in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards (humor/comedy nonfiction) and a finalist in the 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIES Book of the Year Awards (humor), has been translated into Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. O'Dwyer is presently at work on a book about his time as a graduate student at Oxford.

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