Book in the Media - How To Sell Title: How to Sell
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harvill Secker (4 Jun 2009)
Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.2 x 2.8 cm
Bobby Clark is just sixteen when he drops out of school to follow his big brother Jim into the jewellery business. Bobby idolises Jim and, from the moment he steps off the plane from Canada, he s in awe of Jim s girlfriend Lisa, the best saleswoman at the Fort Worth Deluxe Diamond Exchange. Under their tutelage, Bobby is determined to learn all he can.
How to Sell is the story of a young man s education in the two oldest human passions, love and money. It charts the swift rise of the Clark brothers and tallies the cost of their success on everyone around them, especially on the woman who becomes a lover to both men. Through the lens of this classic tragicomedy, Martin captures the luxury business in all its exquisite vulgarity, finding in the diamond and watch trade a metaphor for the American soul at work.
How to Sell is a marvel of economy, observation, and emotional truth from a writer whose skills and story dazzle.
About the Author
A former owner of several jewellery operations in Texas, Clancy Martin is presently an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He has translated Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, has written seven books on philosophy for Oxford University Press, and has published many essays, reviews, and short stories.
Causes Annette Dunlea Supports
The National Council of The Blind, Ireland