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The Futurist by Othmer, James P.

by Othmer, James P. | PB | Good
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Condition
Good
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitionsopens in a new window or tab
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Binding
Paperback
Weight
0 lbs
Product Group
Book
IsTextBook
No
ISBN
9780307275141
Book Title
Futurist
Item Length
8in
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Year
2007
Format
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Item Height
0.6in
Author
James P. Othmer
Genre
Fiction
Topic
Literary, Humorous / General
Item Width
5.2in
Item Weight
10 oz
Number of Pages
272 Pages

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Product Information

Yates is a Futurist.Which is a fancy way of saying he flies around the world, lecturing various conferences, confabs, and conglomerates, dispensing prepackaged bullshit in an attempt to stay just ahead of the latest trend and claim he saw it first. But now Yates has lost faith in the very future that he's paid to sell and gives what should be a career-ending rant. Instead, a mysterious governmental group hires him to travel the globe and discover why the world seems to hate America. From Middle Eastern war zones to Polynesian superluxe corporate retreats, James Othmer takes us on a mordantly hilarious journey through corporate double-speak and global unrest to find the truth beneath the buzz.

Product Identifiers

Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN-10
0307275140
ISBN-13
9780307275141
eBay Product ID (ePID)
57198393

Product Key Features

Book Title
Futurist
Author
James P. Othmer
Format
Trade Paperback
Language
English
Topic
Literary, Humorous / General
Publication Year
2007
Genre
Fiction
Number of Pages
272 Pages

Dimensions

Item Length
8in
Item Height
0.6in
Item Width
5.2in
Item Weight
10 oz

Additional Product Features

Reviews
"Pushes right up to the edge of satire but never over it. The Futurist is at turns glib, trenchant, cynical, heartfelt, daffy, and harrowing often on the same page."- Entertainment Weekly "Superbly cynical. . . . A book so blackly accurate it can predict tomorrow's headlines. . . . Othmer has a wild comic touch." - The Village Voice "A funny, thoughtful satire of corporate life, mass media and political manipulation. . . .You're laughing, and then you're feeling deeply unsettled about the state of the world."- The Washington Post Book World "A tour de force. Othmer's cultural riffing is a true joy, and his caustic humor is a devilish delight. Like The Corrections , this novel bristles with heady contemporary concepts, yet you can polish it off on an overnight flight."- L.A. Weekly, "Pushes right up to the edge of satire but never over it.The Futuristis at turns glib, trenchant, cynical, heartfelt, daffy, and harrowing often on the same page." -Entertainment Weekly "Superbly cynical. . . . A book so blackly accurate it can predict tomorrow's headlines. . . . Othmer has a wild comic touch." -The Village Voice "A funny, thoughtful satire of corporate life, mass media and political manipulation. . . .You're laughing, and then you're feeling deeply unsettled about the state of the world." -The Washington Post Book World "A tour de force. Othmer's cultural riffing is a true joy, and his caustic humor is a devilish delight. LikeThe Corrections, this novel bristles with heady contemporary concepts, yet you can polish it off on an overnight flight." -L.A. Weekly, "Pushes right up to the edge of satire but never over it. The Futurist is at turns glib, trenchant, cynical, heartfelt, daffy, and harrowing - often on the same page."-- Entertainment Weekly "Superbly cynical. . . . A book so blackly accurate it can predict tomorrow's headlines. . . . Othmer has a wild comic touch." -- The Village Voice "A funny, thoughtful satire of corporate life, mass media and political manipulation. . . .You're laughing, and then you're feeling deeply unsettled about the state of the world."-- The Washington Post Book World "A tour de force. Othmer's cultural riffing is a true joy, and his caustic humor is a devilish delight. Like The Corrections , this novel bristles with heady contemporary concepts, yet you can polish it off on an overnight flight."-- L.A. Weekly
Target Audience
Trade
Dewey Decimal
813.6
Dewey Edition
22

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