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Thomas & Mercer, Oct 16, 2012 - Fiction - 419 pages
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When a scandal cost him his high-paying job on Madison Avenue, ad man Jack Schiavone thought he could start over as a mattress discounter in beachfront Brooklyn. But his dream of a nice, quiet new life running a mattress store is about to get whacked. There's a mob war brewing, and "Mr. Mattress" quickly finds himself in the middle of it. The bad economy is killing the rackets, the Russians want a piece of what's left, and the local don's gorgeous black-sheep daughter, a straight-arrow legal aid attorney, is making Jack think seriously about settling down and joining the Family. With unforgettable characters -- a slightly demented sandwich shop owner, a jealous lounge singer, and the world's worst hit man (a.k.a. "the Chiropractor") -- this comedic crime thriller gives a whole new meaning to the term "going to the mattresses."

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Bob Garfield is a columnist, broadcaster, and author. He is cohost of On the Media, a Peabody Award-winning weekly newsmagazine produced by WNYC and distributed by NPR. He is also cohost of the insanely popular Slate podcast Lexicon Valley, a weekly conversation about language. An inveterate journalist, he is a columnist for both MediaPost and the Guardian and the author of three previous nonfiction books. Another book, Can't Buy Me Like, will be published in March 2013 by Penguin Portfolio. Garfield lives in suburban Washington, DC, with his film-producer wife, Milena Trobozic Garfield, and youngest daughter. He can barely locate Brooklyn on a map.

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