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American Family Divided

E.R Fussell

Published by E.R Fussell at Smashwords

Copyright E R Fussell 2012

Cover art by Jack Slutzky

The author received the 2009 Will Rogers Medallion Award for editing the book Unbridled Cowboy, published by Truman State University Press in 2008.

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FOREWORD

American Family Divided is a thought provoking, prescient, poignant, and, at times, witty story about a family that is torn asunder over issues that are beginning to rend the entire fabric of modern American society apart.

It’s 1996 - a glorious, innocent, optimistic time - five years before 9-11, nine before Katrina, twelve before economic catastrophe, and sixteen before Sandy.

Joe Idelman lives the American Dream. He wins our nation’s best ad man award.

But his wife Marie hounds him, claiming the products he pitches pollute and destroy our world. She attacks his embrace of American behaviors like consumerism, and American policies on issues like immigration, the Middle East, the environment, and education. The couple’s adult daughter Candi sides with Dad, angry that Mom doesn’t respect or appreciate her husband, or his opinions, and the fabulous life style he provides her.

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