Selling Out: If Famous Authors Wrote Advertising

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Macmillan USA, 1996 - Humor - 115 pages
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Ever wondered how Karl Marx might have pitched Coca-Cola? What kind of sales tactic Wait Whitman would have hit on to sell Fab laundry detergent? Or how Shakespeare would have plugged Shout stain remover ("Out, out, damn spot!")? Wonder no more, because Joey Green has tackled these advertising gems and many more -- including Kafka's Raid Kills Bugs Dead and Nietzche's musings over Where's the Beef? So whether it's Herman Melville on Tidy Bowl or Robert Louis Stevenson poring over Dr. Pepper and Mr. Hyde, you'll find a unique cultural and literary experience here on every page!

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User Review  - jshillingford - LibraryThing

A tongue-in-cheek look at the world of advertising. Though not as good as Gardner's Politically Correct Bedtime Stories series of book, it is worth reading. This book is witty, fun, and a very quick read. Read full review

Contents

REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE
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wish i were an oscar mayer wiener
29
LET YOUR FINGERS DO THE WALKING
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Copyright

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Joey Green is the author of more than a dozen books including the best-selling Polish Your Furniture with Panty Hose & Paint Your House with Powdered Milk. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Dateline NBC, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Today, & Good Morning, America. He has also been profiled in The New York Times, USA Today, & People. He was formerly a contributing editor to National Lampoon & an advertising copywriter. He lives in southern California with his wife & two daughters.

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