Book on tour - The Manipulator




This is the first synopsis of a book that held true to the novel. Steve Lundin was correct when he stated this was a book where you will love and hate the characters. That was exactly how I felt, although I despised nearly every single character, I definitely loved to hate Jack Vance.

The proud owner of Blowfish, he was arrogant, obnoxious, cheap and completely intolerable, but at times he was humorous the way he acts and states things, the part in the bar where he places money down on the counter, acting like a big shot, when it was only fifteen American dollars, barely paying for the drink. It made me laugh out loud. Mostly, the comment he made degrading the bartender for his naturally balding head, was outrageously funny. His life was all about making money and being the best. To be quite honest, he was the best, his pitches were enticing and original, I have to pat him on the back when it comes to that. As a person Jack Vance is utterly arrogant and not someone I could surround myself with, but I still loved to hate him.


My rating 4.5 out of 5.0


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About the Author:


Steve Lundin is the Chief Hunter and Gatherer of BIGfrontier, a Chicago media strategy boutique. He is an award winning marketing professional, journalist and pop culture anthropologist. He has written hundreds of feature stories for a diverse assortment of regional and national publications including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, International Watch and Aviation History. As a marketer he has had extensive experience successfully revitalizing consumer and business to business products and services for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to two guys in a garage.
In 2000 he founded the BIGfrontier event series, a regional marketing/technology thought leadership showcase that has hosted over 70 significant national speakers.

Lundin is formerly trained in Journalism/Cultural Anthropology with graduate work in clinical psychology; his métier has always been research driven measurement of human motivation, tempered with creative gut instinct. He has also worked as an artist, photographer, made television commercials, published a comic strip newspaper and may hold the record for the greatest number of published Mickey Spillane interviews. If he could do it all over again he'd be a PI. 







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I am a proud mother of three daughters who are my absolute complete existence. I write to relieve the scattered thoughts that stream through my mind, constantly. My biggest downfall is that I am a huge procrastinator, which makes my life at times hectic! 

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