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Book Trailer for Waiting for the Man by Arjun Basu

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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: arjunbasu2

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A book trailer. For a book! For my book. My debut novel, Waiting for the Man (ECW Press) to be published April 1 (Canada), April 15 (US), May (Europe) and June (Australia/Asia). A book about the pursuit of happiness, personal branding, storytelling, luxury dude ranches, a virile minivan and the voice in our head that we can never ignore. From New York to Montana, Waiting for the Man is "a strangely engrossing, meticulously written allegory of the present moment” says Douglas Coupland (Generation X, Girlfriend in a Coma). Stephen Marche (author and columnist at esquire.com) calls the book a "novel full of...surprising and perfect delights.”

And finally, this: “For a novel in part about the cynicism of marketing, this would be hard to pitch in an elevator. How do you ask someone to imagine Waiting for Godot written by an internet-addicted Joseph Heller – or, even less likely, a warm-hearted Brett Easton Ellis? This book is wonderfully hard to pin down. You’ll just have to read it for yourself.” (Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, author)

And so, naturally, I made a trailer and posted it to Slideshare. (another trailer will be out, soon, and posted to YouTube)
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A book trailer Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Waiting for the Man By Arjun Basu Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

A story about a guy Who listens to the voice in his head And what happens. Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Or, put another way: It’s a novel about the pursuit of happiness Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Or maybe it’s about the stories we tell Or how in an age of 24/7 media we compete to tell our own stories. Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Or maybe it’s about just going with the flow Or about, um, personal branding and marketing and the commercialization of the news business Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Maybe it’s about this……. Waiting for the man book trailer 1/20/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

This Slideshare has been created for the purposes of your enjoyment and to sell my novel Waiting for the Man Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Of which this is the cover Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Waiting for the Man, quickly told in photos Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Our story opens in New York. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Our hero, Joe Fields, is a hot shot at an ad agency. He’s created amazing award winning campaigns for beer and diapers and created a new marketing segment: hip dog food. He’s a rising star and he should be happy. And he is. Until he’s not. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

A Venn Diagram About Productivity Beer Produc vity The Platonic Ideal of beer Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Joe starts dreaming of a Man. And this dream starts to overwhelm him. The Man’s voice starts to speak to him in his dreams. And then the voice starts to permeate Joe’s waking moments as well. Until one day…the Man says Wait Waiting for the man PP presentation . 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

The Man kind of looks like this guy Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

And so Joe waits. He decides to wait for the Man. He sits on his front stoop and waits. And soon a dude from the media discovers him. And Joe’s story goes public. And is no longer his. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

While waiting he eats a lot of pizza. It becomes an issue. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

An excerpt: People were being drawn to me just to take a look. I was a spot to click into on location-based social networks. A new kind of proper noun. People took their own pictures. They brought their kids, posed them in front of me, took a picture, and left. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Mookie? Japan Wilson? brand Cigarette snow Honda? fuck Honda Mookie? Wilson fuck? Bar Graph showing usage of select words in Waiting for the Man 59 57 40 29 28 13 1 snow? CigareBe? brand? Japan? 0? 10? 20? 30? 40? “Fuck” includes derivations, including fucking, fuckhead, etc “Japan” includes use of Japanese. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Joe’s wait attracts the attention of the world. A girl from Montreal*, who works the perfume counter at a suburban department, shows up in New York, to wait with Joe. *I, too, am from Montreal – what a coincidence Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

And then the Man instructs Joe to “go West.” And Joe does. And a car dealer from Uniondale, Long Island, offers to sponsor the trip, and lends Joe a red Honda Odyssey. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

And Joe heads West. He knows he’s “West” when he passes through St. Louis. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Joe eats ribs in Kansas City. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

And eats at a Charlie Chaplin-themed family restaurant in Denver. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

A Pie Chart apple Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Joe ends up in Montana. At a luxury dude ranch/spa. Where he tries to forge a new life. Until his past catches up with him. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

So the question is: WHO IS THIS GUY? Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

Was he real? Or not? Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

You’ll only know if you buy this book! Available for preorder where ever good books (and bad books, too, are sold). Online Bricks n mortar Everywhere. Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

THANK YOU! www.arjunbasu.com @arjunbasu www.facebook.com/pages.arjunbasu http://www.ecwpress.com/ Waiting for the man PP presentation 1/8/2014 <place> Arjun Basu / ECW Press

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