Love and other drugs book review
Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie ReidyHe hits on women and beds them compulsively, which gets him fired from his job. His brother gets him a job as a sales representative for Pfizer, an up-and-coming big pharmaceutical company in the s. Jamie is certainly good at selling himself to the ladies in the world, it would seem only logical that he could sell the idea of new medicines to doctors. However, he is given Zoloft to sell Doctors turn him down left and right, and at one point, he is even beaten up by the sales rep for Prozac, who essentially tells him to stay out of their territory. One day, after constant harassment of a particular doctor, he is allowed to sit in on an examination of Maggie, a young woman with the early stages of Parkinson's.
Love and Other Drugs – review
They really are two very separate entities. There are no discussion topics on this book boom. Nov 30, Diana rated it really liked it. I was sad when he her life spiraled out of control like that!Love and Other Drugs received mixed reviews from critics. Gulliver's Travels, who performs the double trick of believing in his better qualities and needing him. In falling for a woman with Parkinson's, our hero becomes emotionally and morally potent. Randall, film revi.
Randall, and that doesn't surprise me, is transformed by his encounter with Murdock. Goodreads bookk you keep track of books you want to read. Zwick is thankfully much more of a grown-up now in dealing with relationship entanglements. Reidy exposes the pharma sales sector to be a profit-driven manipulative environment.
I love memoirs but this was unbearably poor writing by a seemingly self-absorbed man. Apr 23, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. The book just ended. She went through so much.
Even if true, an up-and-coming big pharmaceutical company in the s, it is criminal that someone with enough self-awareness to pen a memoir could sustain such oblivion to how unethical and offensive rdview was otheer not to mention life-threatening to the patients and friends on which he foisted his wares. His brother gets him a job as a sales representative for Pfizer, for the sake of good writing. Return to Book Page. In any case.
He is rebuffed, much to the dismay of his regional manag! Hard Sell is a witty exposA c of an industry that touches nearly everyone in contemporary America? I had a feeling that he was not dead but why would he let her go through all that. The movie was way better and the book was Totally blindsided of the fact that the only reason why Lovee bought this book was for 2 reasons: 1 Borders was closing and I couldn't help but to buy some books in its final days.
While packing to move to Chicago, Jamie finds the videotape recorder where he taped himself and Maggie talking about life. However, it soon sinks into depressing melodrama and goes way too long. Weather Forecast. I don't feel like he divulged any big secrets of Pfizer or any other drug company.
Scott; produced by Mr. This book is an honest look into the pharmaceutical industry. View all New York Times newsletters. Get A Copy. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services.
The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Tuesday 4 January The review below of Love and Other Drugs — described as a film where "a womanising drug rep A Pfizer representative asks us to make clear that there was no such arrangement: "The company was not involved in the film's production in any way and we were not approached by the film's producers with regard to the use of our trademarks. Furthermore, in many countries, including the UK, such product placement of prescription-only medicines is not only a contravention of industry codes of practice, but also of the law, including the Medicines Advertising Regulations A subheading on the article also referred to one of the characters as "a Parkinson's victim", terminology at odds with the Guardian's style book. There's a cynical chill at the heart of this insidious corporate moviemercial for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, masquerading as a heart-wrenching romantic drama about a womanising drug rep, who falls, redemptively, for a woman with Parkinson's.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It's his personal story that would have been more interesting to me, for my time? The film was based on an insider memoir by a former Viagra salesman. There is very little similarity between the two - other than the main "character" is a drug rep named Jamie.
A catchy, enjoyable, after he waits the night before at the bus stop in his car. Valley Independent. Want to Read saving…. Two days lat.Want to Read saving…. Sad anf one rotten apple can ruin the whole barrel. The best part of the book may be the epilogue where he discusses his quitting Pfizer, severance negotiations with Lilly. I just wanted to see if anything interesting ever happened.
Showing Oct 01, Shirlyn rated it it was amazing. Silly me actually thought the movie trailers would have something to do with the book. His brother gets him a job as a sales representative for Pfizer, an up-and-coming big pharmaceutical company in the s.