How to Sell

How to Sell

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Bobby Clark is just sixteen when he drops out of school to follow his big brother, Jim, into the jewelry business. Bobby idolizes Jim and is in awe of Jim¿s girlfriend, Lisa, the best saleswoman at the Fort Worth Deluxe Diamond Exchange. What follows is the story of a young man¿s education in two of the oldest human passions, love and money. Through a dark, sharp lens, Clancy Martin captures the luxury business in all its exquisite vulgarity and outrageous fraud, finding in the diamond-and-watch trade a metaphor for the American soul at work.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374173357
Branch Call Number: FICTION Martin
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: How to sell : a novel


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Sep 28, 2016

Gone now: Haaaasss something gone funny with the summary text? What I'm seeing is, "This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...If thou canst accuse, Or aught intend'st to lay unto my charge, Do it without invention suddenly; As I with sudden and extemporal speech Purpose to answer what thou canst object. Glo. Presumptuous priest this place commands my patience, Or thou shouldst find thou hast dishonored me. Think not, although in writing I preferred The manner of thy vile, outrageous crimes, That therefore I have forged, or am not able Verbatim to rehearse the method of my pen: No, prelate; such is thy audacious wickedness, Thy lewd, pestiferous, and dissensious pranks, As very infants prattle of thy pride. Thou art a most pernicious usurer; Froward by nature, enemy to peace; Lascivious, wanton, more than well beseems A man of thy profession and degree; And for thy treachery, what's more manifest? In that thou laid'st a trap to take my life, As well at London bridge, as at the tower? Beside, I fear me, if thy thoughts were sifted, The king, thy sovereign, is not quite exempt From envious malice of thy swelling heart. Win. Gloster, I do defy thee.--Lords, vouchsafe To give me hearing what I shall reply. If I were covetous, ambitious, or perverse, As he will have me, how am I so poor.' Or how haps it, I seek not to advance Or raise myself, but keep my wonted calling? And for dissension, who prefcrreth peace More than I do, --except I be provoked? No, my good lords, it is not that offends; It is not that, that hath incensed the duke: It is, because no one should sway but he; No one, but he, should be about the king; And that engenders thunder in his breast, And makes him roar these accusations forth. But he shall know, I am as good Glo. As good? Thou bastard of my grandfather --1 Win. Ay, lordly sir; for what are you, I pray, But one imperious in another's throne'.."


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