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May 21, 2015

ADS FOR GOD by Tony Vanderwarker

If You Liked Mad Men
Then You'll Love Ads for Men


 Product Details

(from Amazon)
In this comic novel, a jaded adman gets a chance for redemption when God taps him for his marketing campaign... Author and former adman, Tony Vanderwarker--perhaps best known for his book, Writing With The Master (2014), about John Grisham helping him with one of his other novels--brings plenty of insider perspective to this snarky, rollicking tale... Just when the deus ex machina seems shaky, that becomes precisely the point, and the novel turns into a rather biting social commentary. An amusing satire about the ad business, with clever twists on its gimmick and dead-on barbs about our brand-obsessed culture. -- Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Authorspress Publishing (February 17, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English


Tony Vanderwarker Recovering ad man who quit to write novels twenty years ago. Have written eight, one of which is published (Sleeping Dogs) and have two more coming out this year (Ads For God and Say Something Funny) and a fourth and fifth in 2015 (Client From Hell & I'm Not From the South But I Got Down Here As Fast As I Could). Live on a farm in Central Virginia with my wife, four dogs and a Sicilian donkey named Jethro. Have a non-fiction book out, Writing With The Master, about writing Sleeping Dogs under the tutelage of a good friend who's a writer and happens to have the last name, Grisham. Life is about pushing the writing rock uphill and reveling in country life, having a bunch of good drinks, eating well and enjoying the accomplishments of our four children and basking in the self-adulation of having raised them all beautifully! Not to mention the constant company of my glamorous and talented wife who I am so privileged to share a deep and rewarding relationship with. 
We all probably remember the good ole' seventies or the old black and white comedies that were absolutely ridiculous.  The book crosses all sorts of lines with its wit and energy.   I must say that if you are a Christian that doesn't like God portrayed in comedy, you should keep in mind that this is fiction.  A different twist on how some portray a different side of God.  The story is more like a fairy tale.  The author writes the story as if "what would you do if you could go back and do it all over again"?  We'd all have an answer for that, but would we really change what we did back then?    What if you thought you had it all and you were working for The Almighty?  Would you take as many risks?   Or would you take more knowing that you are working for The Almighty?  What about your faith?  Would it be as strong or not as strong?  The hero in the book has problems with all of this although he succeeds in a crazy way.  He's like Moses getting his project and people to the promised land.  And the  big question is:  "Will he get across the river to get his people home?"  This is one wild ride so hold on tight.

I was given a complimentary copy of ADS FOR GOD from the author, Tony Vanderwarker for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


1 comment:

Tony Vanderwarker said...

Many thanks for the review, Gayle, glad you enjoyed it, I sure liked writing it!

Tony Vanderwarker