Franchisement: The Alan Gibb Story

Franchisement: The Alan Gibb Story
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How to Make It Yours   

Before becoming the world's most respected life, death, and everything in between coach, Alan Gibb shared that common frustration over the failure of astrology, numerology, and similar religions to direct all aspects of human behavior. They might have all been sacred systems for establishing a personal identity, but there was a rusty screw at their core. Even when the revolutionary tenets of Franchisement occurred to him, he knew they might remain stillborn without the attacks, arrests, and tragedies customarily accompanying an original vision. Happily for Gibb and the tens of thousands of his fellow believers, he was assaulted in physical, mental, and dietary ways and hauled in as a fraud, thug, and stalker even as he pressed forward on his crusade to share Franchisement with the hordes crying for it as a national pastime superior to baseball. More happily, the tragedies struck others, not him, enabling him to enjoy the millions Franchisement brought through the Internet, the telephone, and pay-on-demand cable. As he noted repeatedly, the delivery vehicle was unimportant as long as a customer thought he wanted what he was getting. "If you listen to people, the world is divided between the Yankees and the Red Sox," he liked to chuckle fondly. "Tell that to those with a crush on the Minnesota Twins. A vision that isn't comprehensive sees only its own nose." 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: 

"Granted there are many similar books too numerous to count, but this book is sui generis." --- Benjamin Acocella, S.J., President of the Council for Mental Observances.

"This book changed my life when it most needed changing." --- Sidney Willinger, Leisure Sciences Department, University of Indiana.

"Sometimes love is a 13-letter word." --- Jennifer Pryor, Harvard School of Theoretical Business.

"Gibb demonstrates how life is more than steak knives and storm windows." --- Joel Sternheim, Informercials Institute.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Donald Dewey has published more than 40 books of fiction and non-fiction, as well as scores of articles and stories for magazines. His non-fiction work includes baseball encyclopedias and histories (Total Ball Clubs, The Biographical History of Baseball, The Tenth Man), biographies (Marcello Mastroianni, James Stewart, Lee J. Cobb, Hal Chase, Ray Arcel), a history of American political cartoons (The Art of Ill Will), and a collection of essays on the mass media around the world (Mosquitoes and Tortoises). He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Nelson Algren Prize. 

by Donald Dewey
MILFORD HOUSE PRESS
Trade Paperback - 6 x 9 x .7
9781620063408
150 Pages
FICTION / Humorous / General
FICTION / Satire
FICTION / Sports
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