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by Lawrence Donegan

eBook California Dreaming : A Smooth-Running, Low Mileage, Best-Priced American Adventure epub
  • ISBN: 0671785877
  • Author: Lawrence Donegan
  • Genre: Travel
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Washington Square Press (June 17, 2003)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • ePUB size: 1281 kb
  • FB2 size 1899 kb
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California Dreaming: A Smooth-running, Low-mileage, Cut-price American Adventure (Washington Square Press, 1999) - about the time he spent as a used-car salesman in the United States.

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California Dreaming book. Lawrence Donegan, erstwhile bassist, journalist, author, and adventure seeker, wanted to write about America, so he moved to California: the golden state where dreams are made, where money is made, and fame is just around the corner.

California Dreaming : A Smooth-Running, Low Mileage, Best-Priced American Adventure

California Dreaming : A Smooth-Running, Low Mileage, Best-Priced American Adventure. Have you ever met a used car salesman with a conscience? British journalist Lawrence Donegan tries to put his ethics behind him when he turns down the chance of a hot corporate job to find the 'real America' by selling used cars. This is a very funny book and yet poignant as well. It's beautifully written and you find yourself quickly absorbed with Donegan and the bunch of cohorts who work alongside him, trying to pounce on anyone who dares to walk on to their used car lot. Definitely recommended.

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Lured by a six-figure salary in Silicon Valley and fond memories of his low-rent North American rock 'n' roll tour, U.K. journalist, bass player, and adventure seeker Lawrence Donegan lands in California to pursue the American dream. Somewhere along the way he takes a wrong turn and ends up working on Orchard Boulevard, home of the world's biggest car lot. Donegan quickly picks up a reputation as the worst salesman anyone has seen in twenty years, but with mentors like Mickey "The Legend" McDonald, Tony "The Tank" Tognazzini, and Frankie "The Rock" Reames, it isn't long before he acquires the brass balls and lowdown cunning he needs to sell his first car. California Dreaming is part personal journey, part classic American adventure. It charts Donegan's career as an "asphalt warrior," from multiple rejections ("Get away from me, sleazeball!") to his pursuit of the Oscar of the used-car business: the Salesman of the Month Award. You'll find yourself rooting for him every step of the way.
Comments: (4)
Buzalas
It's a tale of the author's travels from Scotland to the Silicon Valley. Originally, Donegan came to the Bay Area was to work at a friend's business, but after finding that opportunity to be less than desirable, he supported himself and his girlfriend in one of the most American of occupations, a used car salesman. What really makes the story unique is that this story of chasing the American dream is retold through the perspective of a Scot, and a pretty clever and witty one at that.
I actually have more in common with the author than most, as I too came to the Silicon Valley to start a sales career about a month after Donegan came. I came from the Midwestern United States, which isn't a whole lot like California either, so I could relate.
While I had a special pleasure of knowing the euphoric Silicon Valley circa 2000 and the various places Donegan refers too, everyone is going to have blast reading this book. The author begins to wrestle with his conscience, as he slowly becomes the sleazy salesman he once despised. The fact that he becomes more successful as he gets sleazier becomes troubling. But this is likely to be the most fun you've ever had watching a man struggle with an ethical dilemma.
Jugami
Have you ever met a used car salesman with a conscience? British journalist Lawrence Donegan tries to put his ethics behind him when he turns down the chance of a hot corporate job to find the 'real America' by selling used cars. This is a very funny book and yet poignant as well. It's beautifully written and you find yourself quickly absorbed with Donegan and the bunch of cohorts who work alongside him, trying to pounce on anyone who dares to walk on to their used car lot. Definitely recommended.
Ynneig
A highly amusing look at California from the vantage point of a Scottish visitor: the criminally underfunded public institutions, the money-grubby dot com crowd, the veracity-challenged used car dealers, all against a backdrop of perfect sunshine.
DART-SKRIMER
While I did finish reading this book, I'm not sure why. I didn't find it very amusing.

For its length, one doesn't really learn very much about the used car business, the author, life in California, or much else.
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