A humorous, heartfelt novel about a man trying to find himself in a world that keeps shifting under his feet.
Pete Wendell doesn’t feel well. He’s traded his past as a hardcharging reporter for the safer, more lucrative world of corporate PR. His wife disapproves, his co-workers don’t respect him, and there seems to be something wrong with his balance.
Moving back to his old hometown to begin his family, Pete is surrounded by his past: his wealthy, demanding father, his sad, alcoholic mother, a high school friend who berates him for his excessive drinking.
Through it all, Pete tries to be a better man, with middling results. It’s not until a scandal erupts over his company’s dubious practices that Pete must finally decide to be the hero of his own story, if it’s not too late.