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Barry, Maxx.

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ISBN 10: 0670886408 / ISBN 13: 9780670886401
Published by Viking., NY:, 1999
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. This copy signed by Barry. Fine in fine dust jacket with a light remainder mark and some soiling to the top of the page block. Bookseller Inventory # 11331

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Title: SYRUP

Publisher: Viking., NY:

Publication Date: 1999

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition.

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An over-the-top debut about a young wannabe buzzmaker who will do almost anything to get ahead and get a date, for fans who laughed out loud at Nick Hornby and Helen Fielding.

He's young, he's in LA, and he's trying to carve a path in the most powerful, corrupt, and insane industry in the world: marketing. So when Scat (you don't get far in this business as plain old Michael) is hit with a million-dollar idea for a new soda, he teams up with 6, a woman whose cold-blooded political skill is the perfect counterbalance for his naivete. While she knows all the angles, her own angles leave Scat sleepless. Together, can they hold on to the idea when the stakes are seven figures? Or will success remain one knife in the back away?

Outrageously funny, smart, and hip, Syrup is a one-gulp adventure through the sticky worlds of corporate and sexual politics. In the book everyone will want to read this summer, Maxx (ne Max) Barry delivers a pitch-perfect sendup of our obsession with having it all. Self-absorbed and hilarious, Syrup is a Bright Lights, Big City for the late 90s.

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Scat is young, confused, underemployed, and in Los Angeles, so when he comes up with the idea for the hottest new soda ever, he's sure he'll retire as the next overnight sensation. But in the treacherous waters of corporate America there are no sure things -- and suddenly Scat has to save not only his idea but his yet-to-be-realized career. With the help of the scarily beautiful and brainy 6 -- who has all the angles Scat so desperately desires -- he sets out on a mission to reclaim the fame and fortune that, time and again, elude him. This brilliant debut is a hilarious send-up of celebrity, sexual politics, and the lengths to which a young man will go to get ahead and get a date.

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