Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Richard Graham, a Washington-based executive, becomes caught up in the world of Leon Davis, a charismatic motivational guru, and becomes estranged from his family and career
From Publishers Weekly: A Washington, D.C., real-estate executive comes under the spell of a motivational guru in this brisk, compelling debut. Falling for Leon Davis's glib routine of forceful-sounding platitudes and take-charge techniques (``Your life will work. It will be an epic''), corporate v-p Richard Graham recklessly overhauls his life: he has an extramarital affair with a sexy coworker, buys a Mercedes (which promptly gets carjacked), smacks his unruly young son in the face and clashes with rival executives eager to oust him during the firm's merger. How Graham, unaware of his own arrogance and naivete, loses his wife and his job, and nearly his identity, is the theme of this subtle yet devastating study of psychological manipulation and blind faith. Though Goldstein undermines his narrative with insufficiently developed characters (Graham's mistress and discontented wife are generic) and perfunctory explorations of yoga and zen, he writes with an uncanny eye for the pressures, role-playing and turf wars of corporate life.
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Title: Mournful Numbers
Publisher: E M Pr
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description E. M. Press, Inc, Manassas, VA, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. INSCRIBED by author on title page: "To Lee & Marion, / I hope you enjoy / reading Mournful Numbers / as much as I enjoyed / writing it. Best. / Frank R. Goldstein". ".A vivid and biting portrait of the intermingling of contemporary business and pop cultures, each peopled with vibrant characters." 127 pages. Book is in NEAR FINE condition. Dust jacket is in VERY GOOD or better condition. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 007376
Book Description E M Pr, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1880664089