tip from adgrunt Laters - One man's view from 40 years in the trenches of the advertising wars.
A memoir is made of memories, and in these memories I've changed only a very, very few actual names, dates, and places. And those only for reasons best considered as prudent.
All the other memories are exactly as they were. Or at least as they seemed to me. If some of them seem unpleasant or less then flattering...? Well, that's the way I remember them.
Nevertheless, it was a great ride, gang. Forty years in the advertising business. Writing ads and commercials for everything from Coca-Cola to the local supermarket.
This is the story of the last year. The one that almost killed me.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1988