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Excerpt:While still rubbing his hand with the tips of my fingers, I said, “It’s 6:30 inthe morning, Dad. You can tell by what’s on TV That’s George Foreman, trying toyour favorite part of the writing process? I love dialogue andsell us a chicken rotisserie oven. Only three payments of $29.”Q&A from Author :1. What is your favorite part of the writing process? I love dialogue and making sure my scenes will feel good on the big screen. 2. Is there a specific element in your writing that you find most challenging? I naturally riff a lot and I’m learning to limit my riffing to the guitar I don’t own or know how to play. 3. Which author inspires you most? This is so predictable but true, Philip Roth of course. I feel his pain. And also his joys… profoundly. And when he’s not in my head… Larry David takes over. Can’t wait for his book. 4. Do you have any quirks that come out while you are writing? I really like to wear my uniform: jeans and a black t-shirt. When it’s a blue T and khakis, I know it’s going to be a fercckta writing day.
Situated smack between the cigarette-and-martini days of Mad Men and the nihilism of House of Lies, Eisner paints a classic roman a clef in stinging detail. Protagonist Sam Spiegel is the Golden Boy with the New York business world at his feet when he is called home to Philadelphia just as he has begun to make his mark. His father, Holocaust survivor Harry Spiegel, is ailing and it’s with reservations that Sam takes on the challenge to grow his father’s firm, Spiegel Communications, into national prominence. The complex themes of the father-and-son relationship, like those found in the works of Chaim Potok and Mario Puzo, are brought vividly to life as Sam and Harry battle over the future of the family legacy.