Book: Wanna-Be's by Mark Connellycategories: Book, Humor, Urban Satire, Political Satire, Literary Satire, Urban Humor, Satire
Mark Connellyabout this book: Who do you want to be? Celebrity chef, super model, quarterback, environmental savior, Real Housewives Diva? Failed screenwriter Winfield Payton hungers for fame and money. Taking a job from a college friend, he becomes the communications director and sole white employee of a black savings and loan. Inspired by the guru of "Liberation Capitalism," the S &L crew plans to turn an abandoned brewery into upscale condos – only to be opposed by Father Moses, alderman and spokesman for the oppressed. Going along for the ride, Winfield skates between the worlds of rich and poor, Left and Right, black and white, rising higher and higher until the inevitable crash.
• ". . . every character described in this book will immediately remind you of a real life joker in the in the 24 hour news cycle . . . regurgitating skewed facts benefiting them and lining their pockets ... it's hip and fresh writing which could easily become a HBO series..." — Lynda Garcia, Goodreads.
• ". . . I totally loved the book! Thus, I give Wanna-be's 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone who wants to laugh and cry at the same time." — Ellieonline, Online Book Club
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