A REALLY SINCERE GUY by Robert Van Riper

A REALLY SINCERE GUY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

.... is Bill McCrary, trying to make a living without losing his principles as a public relations man, and happily married to Linda and the father of two. Through a friend he lands a big account- a bicycle company- for his firm, Malcolm and Assoc., which involves a high tariff campaign that contradicts his own personal convictions as earlier expressed in a series of articles. He also allows himself to drift into bed with a young newspaperwoman, which threatens to destroy a good marriage. Finally put on a spot where he can no longer evade or compromise with his conscience, he resigns his job, starts his own firm, but can never really clear himself with Linda until he shows that he is ready to make a success on his own and not at the expense of others..... Superficial to smooth, this turns in its expense account on that contemporary confidence game and is on the whole more subdued than others which have made this field a fashionable form of fiction.....The publishers will give it the hard sell- but you can question whether it will be rewarded beyond rentals and reprints.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1958
Publisher: David McKay