Money Wanders

Money Wanders

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
When his grandfather Mickey Price, a notorious Atlantic city gangster, dies, Jonah Eastman, a disgraced Beltway pollster, is coerced into helping mob boss Mario Vanni improve his image by launching a PR campaign aimed at public acceptance, but, in order to pull this scheme off, Jonah must join forces with hackers, an unhappy Secret Service agent, an evasive D.C. lobbyist, a street-fighting rabbi, and his grandfather's Prohibition-era pals.

McMillan Palgrave
Jonah Eastman, disgraced Presidential pollster, is summoned home to Atlantic City by his ailing grandfather Mickey Price--a legendary Atlantic City gangster and owner of the Golden Prospect casino. When Mickey dies, Jonah is "persuaded" by mob boss Mario Vanni to help improve his image by launching a misinformation campaign aimed at gaining public acceptance and ultimately a way "outta the life."

So Jonah goes to war through a comical and audacious manipulation of the media which includes online rumoring, exploiting romantic myths of the mob, and orchestrating a union-backed pseudo-vigil after Vanni is arrested. To pull off these stunts, he enlists the help of his grandfather's Prohibition-era cronies, pimply-faced hackers, a disgruntled Secret Service agent, a cagey Washington lobbyist, a slick Philadelphia publicist, and a street-fighting rabbi.

Money Wanders is a wild and uproarious tour of spin and media manipulation from the lobbied halls of Congress to the dilapidated boardwalk of Atlantic City.


Blackwell North Amer
Jonah Eastman, disgraced Presidential pollster, is summoned home to Atlantic City by his ailing grandfather Mickey Price, a legendary gangster and owner of the Golden Prospect casino. When Mickey dies, Jonah is "persuaded" by mob boss Mario Vanni to help improve his image by launching a misinformation campaign aimed at gaining public acceptance and ultimately a way "outta the life."
So Jonah goes to war. The battle plan is a comical and audacious manipulation of the media that includes on-line rumoring, exploiting romantic myths of the mob, and orchestrating a union-backed pseudo-vigil after Vanni is arrested. To pull off these stunts, he enlists the help of his grandfather's Prohibition-era cronies, pimply-faced hackers, a disgruntled Secret Service agent, a cagey Washington lobbyist, a slick Philadelphia publicist, and a street-fighting rabbi.

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780312282752
0312282753
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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