-- The Great American Novel that never got written--
-- A young writer’s introduction to big-agency advertising--
-- Ads and commercials and clients and bosses--
-- Hits and misses and triumphs and catastrophies--
-- A lovely young lady who became a supportive wife and mother--
-- Three young sons who kept both parents hopping--
-- Garrets and apartments and dream houses in the suburbs--
-- And an interesting look at America in the ’50’s from a front-row seat in the advertising that helped propel it. How it worked and didn’t work, scored and struck out, rewarded and punished, and just about everything else.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. And once more, just for good measure.
Once upon a time I was fired. Again.
I’d been writing ads for agencies in Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and New
York. For almost twenty years.
Then one day I found myself writing them in the sometimes sleepy, sometimes far from sleepy little city of Marion, Ohio.
How I got there, what I did there, and all the rest of it makes a rather interesting story. At least to me. Although Gertrude Stein famously said,
“There’s no there there,” don’t believe it for a minute. She sure wasn’t talking about Marion, Ohio.
Read on, gentle reader, read on...
Even that wasn’t all that horrible; my boss offered to cancel the firing, but I told him to forget it. Who wants to work for a guy who’s just fired you?
So that day I was on my way to my new job at Grant Advertising. Good job, good agency. Things looked terrific. But how was I to know that in a year I’d be transferred to the Detroit office to work on the big Dodge account?
And how was I to know we’d lose the account within days and transfer me to the New York office?
And how was I to know that New York would be fun for a while and then a pain in the neck?
And how was I to know—?
Well, you get the idea. And I hope you enjoy coming along.
Millions around the world followed the fairytale love story of viral YouTube stars Cole and Savannah LaBrant and watched as they said “I do.” Their subsequent YouTube channel, dedicated to family and faith, garners more than 100 million views each month. But now for the first time ever, Cole and Sav invite you beyond the highlight reel and into the beautiful and messy, funny and tender story of how God brought two unlikely people together in a surprising, unexpected way.
With their signature charming and engaging style, Cole and Sav take you behind the camera and open up about past heartaches and mistakes; painful secrets and difficult expectations; the joys and challenges of raising their daughter, Everleigh; and the spiritual journey that changed their hearts—and relationship—forever.