You Can Lead A Horse to Water (but You Can't Make It Scuba Dive)

You Can Lead A Horse to Water (but You Can't Make It Scuba Dive)

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Sam Bennett, a burned out ad executive, sets out to get his wife the one thing she wants more than anything else, a grandchild.

Perseus Publishing
Down the street, a dog is running around a lamp post on a leash. I feel like I’m on a similar trajectory.

Sam Bennett is the last of a dying breed, a former Mad Man, now made redundant after 30 years at the same advertising agency. Left with his awards and a case of Bulgarian whiskey (which he still can’t remember buying), Sam retreats to his home, awaits the summer arrival of his daughter and crazy son-in-law, Muller, is plagued by panic attacks and has an incident involving a pressed ham on a liquor store window with a young security guard named Max.

With the ground feeling like a trampoline, Sam sets out to do the one thing Mary, his wife, wants more than anything else—a grandchild. It won’t be easy with Muller, his suicidal son-in-law, jumping off roofs and drinking green paint, but life is full of surprises. Meanwhile, Muller wants Max’s mom, and Max’s dad, Otis, has the craziest online show in Chicago called, “Otis Cries For You.” As Sam’s doctor Krupsky tells him, “Life’s a crapshoot. At least you filled the cheap seats.”

Sam is about to learn the greatest lessons in life, even if it means stealing his neighbor’s pot, and getting more people stoned than he ever imagined possible.

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A struggling family man’s tale with satirical wit “straight out of Catch-22 and an unsung genius who might have wandered in from A Confederacy of Dunces” (Ben East, author of Sea Never Dry).
 
After being fired from an ad agency after thirty years, Sam Bennett has only his awards, a case of Bulgarian whiskey, and his family. When Sam retreats home he is plagued by panic attacks, the ground feels like a trampoline, and an incident involving a pressed ham on a liquor store window leaves him reeling. So he decides to get his wife the one thing she wants more than anything else: a grandchild.
 
Once Sam’s daughter and crazy son-in-law Mueller arrive for the summer, he realizes his plan is easier said than done. Between Mueller jumping off roofs and drinking green paint, get-rich-quick schemes, salsa classes, and pool parties with nudist neighbors, Sam is about to learn the greatest lessons in life—even if it means stealing his neighbor’s pot.


Publisher: New York : Yucca Publishing
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781631580406
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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