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Clancy Martin

Fiction

Interviewed by: Max Mosley

Catalog Number: 20101126, 20100514

Chosen by Publisher's Weekly as one of the Best Books of 2009, How to Sell is a funny exposé novel about the jeweler's trade, in which author Clancy Martin worked for many years before eventually becoming an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Martin talks with New Letters on the Air's Max Mosley about writing this coming-of-age story about a 16-year-old Canadian high school drop-out, and how he weaves philosophy and autobiography into his novel.

| Subject Matter: Coming-of-age, Philosophy, Autobiography | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2009 |

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