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Q&A with Steven C Eisner, author of The Minefields

steven c eisner Q&A with Steven C Eisner, author of The Minefields

Steven C Eisners The Minefields'is being touted as a 21st-century business novel, and isnt shy about taking inspiration from the hit television show Mad Man. As part of the books blog tour, Read in a Single Sitting caught up for a quick Q&A with Eisner about his novel, which well be reviewing shortly.

The Minefields'is loosely based on Eisners life, he tells us:'his own advertising agency, Eisner Communications, began to unravel shortly after being touted as the most creative mid-sized ad agency in the United States.

when I realised thatand who would have 'thunk' that my life could have possibly taken a turn to be considered , tragically' ShakespeareanI knew I had something here and I went to work, he says.

Eisner does most of his writing in his home, a'mid 1830s Carriage House with old beams and windows that look out to the gardens.

I write on a partner's desk about the same vintage as the house. And it stands about where the horses ate hay two centuries ago and were given that ever so often sweet carrot. Matter of fact. On some days I enjoy a carrot.

The Minefields, however, isnt quite as sweet or quixotic as Eisners words might suggest.

I think when all is said and done, it's one powerful slug of the Boomer generation, he says. And it doesn't go down predictably or easily. That's what makes it such a ride.

The author, however, is coy when it comes to admitting whether any of the characters in the book may 'more than works of fiction.

I'll never tell. By the time I'm finished with them, they all get turned around some and super-charged.

Scroll down for a little more about the book, and stay tuned for our review.


 Q&A with Steven C Eisner, author of The Minefields

The Minefields'by Steven C Eisner

Blurb:'From an early age, Sam Spiegel single-mindedly pursued an entrepreneurial path that prepared him to transform a small-time ad agency into a regional powerhouse with national ambitions. A couple decades later, Sam had achieved almost everything he ever dreamed possible as the ad agencys rainmaker, fountainhead, and unflappable pursuer of success. One final goal remained: To consolidate his gains by attracting an international advertising conglomerate and cash out. Thats when the nation is hit with the most unthinkable tragedy, and Sam begins to take stock of his own life, finding that he is growing weary of the relentless hunt. Unsatisfied in his marriage and embroiled in a mind-boggling professional crisis, everything Sam had achieved is put at risk.

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