Synopses & Reviews
From his curved-glass desk in a casino overlooking the Atlantic City boardwalk, Jackie “Disaster” DeSesto—an ex-welterweight boxing champ and former top flack for the Atlantic City Police Department—has a great view of the hustlers he now makes his living nailing.
Jackie runs Allegation Sciences, a crisis management firm known for helping businesses with uncomfortably public problems. Thats why Sally Naturale, Americas deliciously loathsome doyenne of good taste and wholesome living, hires him after a pregnant South Jersey woman blames her miscarriage on Sallys organic soy milk.
Jackie doesnt buy the poor womans story and, worse, he doesnt buy Sally Naturales version either. His suspicions are confirmed when assassins from the Jersey Pine Barrens try to kill him one night in his sleep.
So with his band of subversives (a.k.a. the Imps), Jackie embarks on a gonzo damage control campaign to vindicate Sally and catch the folks who are trying to drag him down with her.
In turns suspenseful and hilarious, Jackie Disaster is a spin-till-youre dizzy dance through the mysteries of media manipulation and South Jersey.
Jackie "Disaster" DeSesto can make crisis management problems disappear. His own problems are another story. Suspenseful and hilarious, "Jackie Disaster" is a spin-til-you're-dizzy dance through the mysteries of media manipulation and South Jersey.
Praise for Eric Dezenhalls Money Wanders
“A riotous parody . . . [Dezenhalls] superb eye and ear at times call to mind such masters of the journalistic novel as Tom Wolfe.” —Time
“A great read. Its full of odd characters, quirky locations, and a clever, fresh plot that kept me turning pages.” —The Baltimore Sun
“Its a little unnerving to read a spin doctors book on how easy it is for a spin doctor and his friends to dupe everybody—but, in Money Wanders, its also very funny.” —Philadelphia Daily News
“Dezenhall starts us off chuckling, moves us easily to guffaws, and then winds up with some nicely timed belly laughs. . . . If this debut is any indication, Dezenhalls career as a novelist shouldnt need much spinning to take off.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Thoughtful, unpretentious, filled with laugh-out-loud funny scenes and delightfully realized characters. Place your bets on this winner.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
About the Author
is the cofounder of Nichols-Dezenhall Communications Management Group, one of the nations leading crisis management firms, and is the author of the acclaimed novel Money Wanders
and the nonfiction study Nail ‘Em! Confronting High Profile Attacks on Celebrities and Businesses
. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.