A former number-one Pfizer sales rep presents a behind-the-scenes look at pharmaceutical sales and the most talked-about prescription drug in history.
Hard Sell tells you things about the American pharmaceutical industry you'd rather not know and about practices you'd rather weren't happening. But once you pick it up, you won't want to put this book down. Jamie Reidy is 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. You'll find yourself rooting for Reidy and at the same time, you'll be shocked by the realities of the world that paid his salary.
Hard Sell is a witty expose 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 Viagra. 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.
©2005 Jamie Reidy (P)2010 Audible, Inc
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"Excellent story, poor narration"
Great despite narration
Great behind the scenes story about pharmaceutical sales, enjoyable writing style, very entertaining
Poor fit, corny
"Semi-interesting, not all that whistle blowing"
Mostly mildly interesting personal anecdotes. Not much of an expose on Big Pharma. Doctors and office staff actually come off shadier than drug companies.
interesting insight into pharmaceutical sales along with hilarious commentary from the author. the performance was top notch throughout.
"Entertaining, sure, ......."
but this depiction of 21st century American culture is ultimately sad and depressing. I may go Mass tomorrow to pray for it.
"Great Story, Perfect Narrator"
The narrator Christian, enhanced a well written,terrific story. Loved it!
I'm already looking forward to the movie and next book.
This had a fun story but it was an exceptional audiobook I'll play over and over on car trips because it has one of the best narrators I've ever heard. I'll be searching for more performances from this Christian guy!
"A fun listen"
A fun listen. Very light. Almost harder to believe that it is actually true. Sounds more like a work of fiction.
Not really sure what to expect but as I got more and more chapters done I couldn't wait for the ending great book makes me want to watch the movie.
"funny but boring"
no, it does not go any were. I kept thinking the story would culminate into something but over all it was boring and pointless.
young fun clear
"Totally different than the movie."
I was not aware that it was completely different than the movie, which I enjoyed. However after being in the pharmaceutical business it was very enjoyable.
Another voice besides my own.
I recommend this book
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