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Fools Tomorrow

James J. Isaacs

Pages: 232
ISBN: 978-145751-300-8
List Price: 14.95
Available: September 2012
Edition: Perfectbound

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A cautionary tale of the illusion of control in business and in life. In 1951, Jon Whittee (a. k. a. The Leader) establishes Jon Whittee’s Advertising Agency in Blair, Texas. His executive staff consists of the best men in their fields. Jon fears them all, and consequently, creates rules through which he controls them as if he owns them. During the brief history of the agency, the Family Group — the executives and their wives — struggles against each other. More importantly, they do all they can to usurp Jon’s control over them. In an effort to remove Jon from the company, his most trusted executive suggests Jon run for mayor. The outcome of the election results in chaos within the company and between the executives and their wives. Jon makes ever effort to maintain control of the Family Group and his company. Through his actions, Jon discovers an unexpected fate. Fools Tomorrow is a story of abuse of power, petty jealousy, character assassination, control, egotism, manipulation, sexual harassment and rape.

James J. Isaacs has worked many different jobs including: shoe salesman, farm hand, gardener, carnival barker, process server, finishing carpenter, mule packer, Native-American-trading-post clerk, photographer, file clerk, proof reader, technical editor, feature-film sound editor and writer. His poems have been published both in national anthologies and regional magazines. His articles have appeared in regional magazines. He lives in Wyoming.