Executive in Passage is a compelling memoir about a successful Fortune-500 advertising executive who can no longer tolerate the split between his values and his work.
I had quit smoking but was making ads for Marlboro. I was working on Kellogg’s while restricting the kids’ intake of presweetened cereals. I was asked to keep GM’s gas guzzlers selling during the nation’s worst oil crisis...
There was no denying it.
My ideals conflicted with the career I'd been building for 15 years. My marriage had gone dead. An urgent yearnng had crept into my soul.
As I moved forward, I entered a period of disorientation and sometimes dispair. But some inner sense of rightness kept pulling me on.
Finally, after a tortuously difficult time, I was delivered into a new way of life — one filled with inner quiet and renewed success — an experience I can only describe as uncommon fulfillment.
As the reader, you'll follow this mid-career executive as he dares to follow the guidance of his inner voice — even as it takes him through private inner struggles and a meltdown in the boardroom of one of America’s largest corporations, and from there into Hollywood's famed movie studios, and ultimately around the corner of his own psyche.
This teaching memoir is one man's story. But it is so intimate and raw, the reader can't help but accompany him on his journey, and grow and learn along the way.
The story is his. But the passage is universal.
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