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The Making of Bernie Trumble

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Robert J. Wetherall has enjoyed a varied and challenging career spanning the entire gamut of communication arts via the printed word, television, and radio. His experience includes involvement in advertising and sales promotion, television broadcast production, and commercials. He's written screenplays, radio scripts, and articles for magazines and newspapers, as well as entertaining novels.

Wetherall's early experience included a ten-year stint as a news reporter and writer at the nation's most listened-to CBS broadcasting station. He honed his skills during twenty-three years as a creative supervisor and television producer/writer at one of the top-twenty-five advertising agencies. Thereafter, Wetherall led a large creative team in his role as Executive Creative Director at agencies in the Midwest and as Managing Director of a major design group in Sydney, Australia. His expanded interest in communications led to a storied radio career as the top-rated music host at the leading radio station in Palm Springs, California.

Wetherall lives in suburban Shorewood, Minnesota, a lake country village where he indulges in his favorite activities - boating, playing alto sax, working on ancient cars, and, of course, writing.

The Making of Bernie Trumble

A Fable of Man and Mutt in a World Run by Women

Authored by Robert J. Wetherall

Introducing Bernie Trumble, renegade. Born in a world ruled by women, where women direct commerce, make the laws, create the art, and dictate fashion - while frustrated males stay home to wash socks and wipe runny noses.

The Making of Bernie Trumble pits one man against the system. Bernie is an outcast because he thinks, unlike most people in his world, that males and females should have equal opportunity for growth and fulfillment. Bernie risks everything - family, friends, job, and self-esteem - in a stubborn attempt to find happiness by closing the gender gap. Maybe a transgender operation is the answer. Or maybe not.

Bernie's odyssey takes him to extremes, plunging him into one adventure after another. Like Dorothy in the Land of Oz, he meets a lot of interesting people along the way - and some of them aren't so nice. But through it all, this humorous fantasy pokes fun at the real world and gives a surprising look at gender in society, where the roles of men and women are not only unequal, but totally reversed. The result is at times sad and maddening, as the reality of gender inequality is exposed in all its nasty detail - but the tongue-in-cheek flair helps ease the pain with every guilty chuckle.

Publication Date:
1935563386 / 9781935563389
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary

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