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Tom Zagorski was one of the most popular morning radio personalities in Chicago for nearly twenty years, but the financial realities of the new corporate-owned media world make him obsolete. His boss is doing whatever he can (including public and private humiliation) to make Zagorski quit so he doesn’t have to pay the severance. Zagorski pushes back by passive-aggressively needling his boss into firing him — without ever crossing the line that could get him fired for cause. When neither side budges after six months of battle, an exasperated Zagorski sends an e-mail to the CEO of the corporation, sarcastically suggesting a massive firing of anyone who doesn’t actually bring in money. Instead of firing Zagorski in a rage, CEO takes the e-mail at face value, eliminating thousands of jobs and sending the stock price soaring. To reward the genius who came up with the idea, the CEO makes Zagorski his new COO. Getting fired suddenly becomes a monumental task: Zagorski has become the darling of Wall Street. In order to get fired, he has to get the stock price to go down and/or irritate his mercurial boss so much that he can’t take him any longer. Zagorski takes great glee in pursuing both of these options, and, along with his on-air partner Richard Lawrence, plunges headlong into the world of media finance, politics, and personalities. trade paperback | ISBN 9780975254059 5.25" x 8.25" 254 pp.
Richard Kaempfer, $everance Richard Kaempfer, $everance
RICHARD KAEMPFER had a front row seat to the changing media landscape during his 20-year radio career in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Radio Producer’s Handbook  (with John Swanson); a collaborative novel with Brendan Sullivan called The Living Wills; a radio memoir Records Truly Is My Middle Name with John Records Landecker; and a humor book about parenting, called Father Knows Nothing. Kaempfer writes a monthly media column for the Illinois Entertainer, a daily blog, and is the editor-in-chief of the Cubs website Just One Bad Century. Shortly after $everance was released, Kaempfer started his own independent press in Chicago with longtime business partner David Stern. Eckhartz Press focuses on Chicago authors and Chicago stories. The two men also host a weekly satirical podcast called "Minutia Men," which the Daily Herald describes as "Kaempfer and Stern sharing their vast treasure trove of worthless information." He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Bridget, and their three sons.
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A hysterical critique of corporate morality. — Larry Potash, WGN-TV 
Covers may  vary slightly from the ones pictured on the website.
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003                     
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003. Covers may  vary slightly from the ones pictured here.
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003.
Tom Zagorski was one of the most popular morning radio personalities in Chicago for nearly twenty years, but the financial realities of the new corporate-owned media world make him obsolete. His boss is doing whatever he can (including public and private humiliation) to make Zagorski quit so he doesn’t have to pay the severance. Zagorski pushes back by passive-aggressively needling his boss into firing him — without ever crossing the line that could get him fired for cause. When neither side budges after six months of battle, an exasperated Zagorski sends an e-mail to the CEO of the corporation, sarcastically suggesting a massive firing of anyone who doesn’t actually bring in money. Instead of firing Zagorski in a rage, CEO takes the e-mail at face value, eliminating thousands of jobs and sending the stock price soaring. To reward the genius who came up with the idea, the CEO makes Zagorski his new COO. Getting fired suddenly becomes a monumental task: Zagorski has become the darling of Wall Street. In order to get fired, he has to get the stock price to go down and/or irritate his mercurial boss so much that he can’t take him any longer. Zagorski takes great glee in pursuing both of these options, and, along with his on-air partner Richard Lawrence, plunges headlong into the world of media finance, politics, and personalities. trade paperback | ISBN 9780975254059 5.25" x 8.25" 254 pp.
Richard Kaempfer, $everance Richard Kaempfer, $everance
RICHARD KAEMPFER had a front row seat to the changing media landscape during his 20-year radio career in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Radio Producer’s Handbook (with John Swanson); a collaborative novel with Brendan Sullivan called The Living Wills; a radio memoir Records Truly Is My Middle Name  with John Records Landecker; and a humor book about parenting, called Father Knows Nothing. Kaempfer writes a monthly media column for the Illinois Entertainer, a daily blog, and is the editor-in-chief of the Cubs website Just One Bad Century. Shortly after $everance was released, Kaempfer started his own independent press in Chicago with longtime business partner David Stern. Eckhartz Press focuses on Chicago authors and Chicago stories. The two men also host a weekly satirical podcast called "Minutia Men," which the Daily Herald describes as "Kaempfer and Stern sharing their vast treasure trove of worthless information." He lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Bridget, and their three sons.
A hysterical critique of corporate morality. — Larry Potash, WGN-TV 
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003.
Covers may  vary slightly from the ones pictured here.
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003.
RRP $19.00