Selling America is a volume of 18 stories each very different from the other but each with on the theme of commercial transactions--selling and buying in all its forms--and their impact on the people and culture of the United States.
Can you keep your humanity and integrity whilst driving a hard bargain on which your own livelihood depends? A door-to-door salesman selling products of dubious value is finally disturbed by a string of successes.
If you take consumerism and competition to extremes, what could happen? Two neighbors from competing insurance companies allow their homes to be destroyed rather than cooperate with each other; a customer tries to destroy a store selling death, only to meet his fate; a greedy diner in a restaurant eats until he literally explodes.
Brilliantly written by award-winning storyteller Tom Tolnay, these enthralling tales will resonate with anyone who has ever been in sales, has had to live with someone in sales or is a customer in one form or another--that is, all of us.
“At times darkly comic, at times tragic, always with biting insight into the relentless drive of materialism, SELLING AMERICA is highly recommended.” MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW Jan 2006
“In this collection, there is both humor and pathos... reading Tolnay is a special treat.” Alan Coruba Bookviews.com Dec 2005