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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Women
  • Language:English
  • Pages:170
  • eBook ISBN:9781483531366


by Gerald Prueitt

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Getting through life is a lot like learning to fly a plane - any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.
All thirty-four years of Lucy’s life people had taken care of her: mommy and daddy in the burbs; the ivory towers of college, then marrying the boy next door, who became a top gun, then the Air Force took care of everything - including his funeral. After the funeral her protective brother put Lucy on a cruise ship to get her away from everyday memories and into the world. Lucy meets Harry, dashing in gold braid and white uniform. He is the entertainment director, full of crazy ideas, music and schemes. Good-time Harry’s job is keeping everyone happy on fantasy-voyage. He is very good at avoiding the real world. Lucy is determined to bury her dead and start a new life. She graduated top of her Archeology class -- this translates into what in the modern job market? After a disastrous start at the employment agency Lucy stumbles into Rose, her best friend in college. Red hot Rose is now a senior account person at a major advertising agency who decides to come out of the closet after a marathon of men proved insufficient. Life’s funny, sometimes you just have to get above it all to see it. Somewhere in the wild blue yonder, between outer space and terra-firma there is magic. Ask anyone who learns to fly. Most people settle for convenience, like Lucy before the magic of solo.
About the author
Right out of SVA Prueitt did illustrations for Saturday Evening Post, Travel Magazine, Fishing Magazine, The Reporter Magazine, Esquire promotion, and a lot of ad agencies. Worked with Archie Goodwin. He got an ad assignment to go back stage at CBS TV and draw a live show. What a jolt. Music, dance, acting, editing, color, cameras, directors – he fell in lust, broke his pencils and asked Lou Dorfsman for a job. At CBS TV he worked on every major show for five years: designing promotion, openings and special effects. Prueitt taught design in motion, at night, at Pratt Institute – matriculated to BBDO advertising as a TV art director - then to McCann Erickson advertising as Sr. Art Director/Writer/Producer - started writing screenplays - became Creative Director Sr VP for Jim Jordan working on Quaker, Zest, Welch’s, and Butterfingers and every new pitch at the agency. After directing for four production companies in NYC Prueitt started his own production company shooting hundreds of commercials around the world. He was an Emmy judge for fifteen years. Prueitt has written twenty-three screenplays. Three screenplays have been optioned. Prueitt is currently budgeting a coming of age comedy.