4.0 out of 5 stars
Great bok - too bad it's not avilable from Amazon.ca, May 2 2009
The Happy Soul Industry is a book about God, Advertising, hope, the devil and L.A. It tells the story of an Angel who is sent to Earth by God, to find the perfect Advertising Agency that will run a campaign to support "goodness."
One of the agency's that's up for the running CN&W, has a president with a serious anger/ depression problem, the Creative Director has a serious drug problem and their personal assistant has joined a cult (that sounds suspiciously like Scientology) in an effort to find meaning in her life.
I liked this book. It was funny and clearly a social commentary on our society - you will find recognize many of the references in this book. And its description of the advertising industry is very accurate, as it's after all written by a veteran of the industry.