A Bitter Cup of Tea

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Greenleaf Book Group, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 274 pages
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Andrew Rand of Wyland, Ohio, is a freshman Democratic representative at the start of the Obama administration. Deep in the corridors of political power, he will find a broken system: a liberal party in power and out of control, passing legislation that its constituents neither desire nor need, with its members under constant political and personal pressure to "fundamentally transform the nation." Soon, Andrew will struggle with the question of what he's willing to sacrifice in order to win reelection. Meanwhile, his wife, Carolyn-a brilliant, apolitical woman from a family of radical academics-will struggle not only with the emotional fallout of her husband's choices, but with her own awakening conservative conscience as well. Weaving contemporary political satire with an emotionally devastating plot, novelist Tim McDaniel imagines the rise of the conservative Tea Party to national prominence, a rise seen through the eyes of characters from all walks of American life: a housewife who decides to challenge the powers that be in her home district, a Texan radio host with a gift for caustic political insight, a campaign manager concealing a secret romantic ambition, student radicals, disenchanted factory workers, and more. A Bitter Cup of Tea serves up a bitterly funny vision of contemporary America: a land whose leaders have betrayed its people, and whose people are beginning to fight back.

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Tim McDaniel is director of business valuations at Rea & Associates in Columbus, Ohio. McDaniel specializes in business valuation and succession planning. He is a recognized leader in the business valuation field, having been involved in over 1,800 valuation engagements and numerous merger-and-acquisition transactions. He also consults with family businesses on integrating family and business issues surrounding succession planning. McDaniel prides himself on using plain English to teach business owners the value of their most prized asset and how to increase that value. A certified public accountant and the author of nearly twenty articles in publications like CPA Voice, American Venture Magazine, and Practical Tax Strategies, he has obtained the top three professional valuation credentials (ASA, CBA, ABV).

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