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"Dudley, There Is No Tomorrow!" "Then How About This Afternoon?" [Kindle Edition]

Shepherd Mead , Grant Turck

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It is almost impossible to describe the wild and unconventional hilarity of this novel by the author of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. With a Great Gatsby atmosphere and Goonish pace, it tells of a crumbling Long Island Railway station beside the glittering North Shore, where no train stops, or ever will again. Once the station was worthless: now (some say) it is beyond price.

Here is a wide variety of rare fauna: on the one hand a corpse, on the other a very alive ex-wife, to say nothing of two members of an entirely new species of aunt, who will not remind you of any of your relations. Finally, there is a blonde priestess of erotic balneal rites, an ex-long-distance swimming star believed to hold a valuable clue to what's going on, whatever that is.

And through it all—for just six days!—wanders DUDLEY, bringing with him the priceless gift of catastrophe.

"DUDLEY" is prime comic invention—and also a savage satirical portrait of American organization man, at home. You'll find the adventures of Dudley the funniest (and also the most serious) writing to come from one of the wisest and wittiest men, Shepherd Mead.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Edward Shepherd Mead Estate (16 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00847DWVA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #752,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Shepherd Mead (1914-1994) was one of those men dogged by success. At 22, the quiet Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University left his native St. Louis for New York and joined the mail room of a large corporation - as does J. Pierrepont Finch, the leading character (who is by now a sort of folk hero) in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Like Finch, Mead rose to the top. It was, in fact, while he was a Vice President, inhabiting a huge office with four windows, that he wrote "How to Succeed in Business." It remained 12 weeks on the best seller list and was followed by several novels on big business, one of which, "The Admen," sold more than two million copies.

In 1957, Shepherd Mead vacationed with his family in Europe and decided to remain there to live. Meanwhile, back home, Abe Burrows and Frank Loesser were concocting from "How to Succeed in Business" the Broadway musical comedy success that went on to win the Pulitzer, the New York Drama Critics, and almost every other known prize.

Like J. Pierrepont Finch, Mead's caricature of a business man, Mead became a sort of folk hero in his own right - but a folk hero with a message.

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