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James P. Othmer
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James P. Othmer is a former creative director at advertising giant Young & Rubicam, and the author of the novels Holy Water and The Futurist

James P. Othmer is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com)

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Adland
Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet
Written by James P. Othmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.95

James P. Othmer, advertising executive turned novelist, gives us a hilarious, personal, and sneakily profound chronicle of the past, present, and future of the advertising business. On one level it’s the wickedly funny, compelling personal chronicle of the rise and fall of a modern-day ad man; a riveting insider’s look at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Adland
Searching for the Meaning of Life on a Branded Planet
Written by James P. Othmer


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Futurist

Written by James P. Othmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $16.00

Yates is a Futurist. Which is a fancy way of saying he flies around the world, lecturing various conferences, confabs, and conglomerates, dispensing prepackaged bullshit in an attempt to stay just ahead of the latest trend and claim he saw it first. But now Yates has lost faith in the very... Read more >
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Holy Water

Written by James P. Othmer


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $15.00

A mordant, ruefully funny novel about downsizing, outsourcing, globalization, third-world dictatorships, and vasectomies, by the acclaimed author of The Futurist and Adland.

Henry Tuhoe is the quintessential twenty-first-century man. He has a vague, well-compensated job working for a multinational conglomerate—but everyone around him is getting laid off as the company outsources... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Holy Water

Written by James P. Othmer


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Futurist

Written by James P. Othmer


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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