Set in part against the dangerous glory of Madison Avenue advertising in the 1950’s and ‘60s, in The Lost Chapters Lisa Anderson tells the story of 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.
An Adman’s New York Summer 1967: a fictional blog
A story crafted from my father’s manuscript. A few excerpts from the manuscript were included in The Lost Chapters. This authentic view of advertising is fun to read. He didn’t finish it, so I imagined the rest of the story––gobble it up in a fictional blog.
Begin at the beginning! Meet ad man Alan Robinson in June as he begins a summer of upheaval. Read the serial posts and sign up for more. Remember, it’s fiction!
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. Find the Blog and sign up to receive weekly updates at Admansummer.com.