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Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:00 PM

The brilliance of "The Art of the Deal"

I've been reading Trump's The Art of the Deal. What a great book. In it he reveals one of his secrets to branding and promotion: I call it truthful hyperbole. Its an innocent form of exaggeration and a very effective form of promotion.

So I'd like to thank all of the readers who have made my book "Fantasy Fourteen" a bestseller. It's rare that satire is enjoyed by such a broad audience and the comic novel gets its acclaim in its day. But you are really smart people. Very intelligent readers.

I'm sure your great taste and acumen will force my next book "doccop" onto numerous bestsellers lists in the detective genre, crime genre, mass market, possibly nonfiction if only the factual elements are considered. I've been approached by some smart money people to float bonds against the future proceeds of this e-book. I'm inviting you savvy readers to not only enjoy my next book but to make a lot of money from it.

Christopher Murray

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Reply The brilliance of "The Art of the Deal" (Original post)
ilTupe Jul 2016 OP
Ken Burch Jul 2016 #1
hobbit709 Jul 2016 #2
Ken Burch Jul 2016 #3
hobbit709 Jul 2016 #4
mahina Jul 2016 #5
Skittles Jul 2016 #6
Lint Head Jul 2016 #7

Response to ilTupe (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:07 PM

1. I'm assuming the purpose of that quote is to satirically comment

 

both on the Trump phenomenon and the weird ways the publishing industry works.

You need to make clear that you're not actually supporting Trump here, though.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:08 PM

2. The sarchasm challenged had a fit.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:09 PM

3. The OP was alerted on.

 

Btw, I love that you spelled it "sarchasm".

That's not a word yet, but dammit, it SHOULD be.

please leave it.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:10 PM

4. Yep, and I voted to leave it.

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Response to ilTupe (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:23 PM

5. Welcome to DU, IlTupe.

I really like your name.

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Response to ilTupe (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:33 PM

6. I bet he doesn't put the top two requirements

being white and male

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Response to ilTupe (Original post)

Sun Jul 17, 2016, 08:42 PM

7. Considering Trump is a corporate fascist and Pence is a bigot, Theocratic Corporate Fascism could

just be around the corner.

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