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Good as Gold (1979)

by Joseph Heller

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Loved it the first time I read it. ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
Loved it the first time I read it. ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
Loved it the first time I read it. ( )
  Thomas_Cannon | Nov 5, 2014 |
Joseph Heller struck gold with "Catch -22", and sadly hasn't hit anywhere near that speed since. But This novel about the life and career shake-up than ensues when a man is offered a post as Secretary of State is quite entertaining. But the book didn't stick with me afterwards. ( )
  DinadansFriend | May 1, 2014 |
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I've got his pecker in my pocket.

- Lyndon B. Johnson

as U.S. Senate Majority Leader
If you ever forget you're a Jew, a gentile will remind you.

- from a story by Bernard Malamud
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I dedicate this book
to
The several gallant families
and
Numerous unwitting friends
whose
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play so large a part.
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Gold had been asked many times to write about the Jewish experience in America.
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MEET BRUCE GOLD
He's a professor who hates teaching, a writer of unread books... father of three, brother of six, son-of-a-tyrant and stepson of a dingbat ... he's married to the perfect wife who bores him ... engaged to a sexy heiress who can help him ... and in love with his daughter's randy schoolteacher ... he hates power but wants to be Secretary of State.
The President admires him, his family thinks he's a dummy.

From Coney Island to the White House, in outrageous encounters with friends, enemies, uneasy politicians, easy women, the hard-hearted and the weak-minded, Gold sets out to set his world right. He probably won't make it.
But then again ...
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0684839741, Paperback)

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics -- and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for an opportunity to transform a less-than-picture-perfect life: His children think little of him, his intimidating father endlessly bullies him, and his wife is so oblivious that she doesn't even notice he's left her. As funny as it is sad, Good as Gold is a story of children grown up, parents grown old, and friends and lovers grown apart -- a story that is inimitably Heller.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:25:53 -0400)

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Gold accepts a government post in Washington, considers leaving his wife, and all the while he is also searching for material to write his book on the Jewish experience in America, without realizing he is going through that experience.

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