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Talking with author and screenwriter Jamie Reidy

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Jamie Reidy is a 41 year old author and screenwriter. His first book "HARD SELL: The Evolution of a Salesman," was recently made into a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal as him.

Jamie Reidy was to the pharmaceutical business what Jerry Maguire was to professional sports and Frank Abagnale (Catch Me If You Can) was to bank fraud. He's the guy who's been there, done that, and walked away with the insider stories. Readers are surprised to find themselves for Reidy and at the same time, be shocked by the realities of the world that paid his salary.

Hard Sell is a witty exposé of an industry that touches nearly everyone in contemporary America. It reveals the questionable practices of drug reps, nurses, and even physicians. Reidy traces his ups and downs as a rep for giant drug manufacturer Pfizer, maker of some of the most widely prescribed and used drugs in existence, including .

With equal parts self-confidence and self-mockery, Reidy tells it like it is in the drug-selling trenches that are our local doctors' offices. The result is a funny and fascinating book that will appeal to those with pharmaceutical sales experience, medical professionals, those who have tried , and any American unhappy with rising drug prices.

Jamie  recently self-published "BACHELOR 101: Cooking + Cleaning = Closing," a humorous cookbook/lifestyle guide for clueless single guys like him.     Fun.  Thats what he searches for every day, and guess what?  He's finding more of it now than he did in his twenties.