A Book about Advertising

final cover2Set in part against the dangerous glory of Madison Avenue advertising in the 1950’s and ‘60s, in The Lost Chapters Lisa Anderson tells how she finally learned what led to her father’s unexpected death in Tokyo in 1974. The discovery of an unfinished novel that survived a house fire compels the author to look into the past to find out why an extraordinary man would self-destruct at the height of his advertising career. Why did things go so terribly wrong? The Lost Chapters explores class, love, cultural taboos, and the legacy of addiction. You will find hope for your own journey in this story about hers.

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An Adman’s New York Summer 1967: a blog

typewriterMeet advertising man, Alan Robinson, as he begins a summer of upheaval. Alan is unsatisfied with the business and with his personal life. Things take a turn when he has an unexpected encounter on a business trip to California.

This is a story crafted from my father’s lost manuscript. (I included a few excerpts from the manuscript in The Lost Chapters.) He didn’t get to finish his novel, so I imagined the rest of it myself––I hope you will gobble it up in my fictional blog. Enjoy the contemporary view of advertising and the authentic dialogue. He wrote from experience!

Read the serial posts and sign up to subscribe here: Admanssummer.com. Remember, it’s fiction!