Buffalo, NY, August 04, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Media stars from Buffalo transform their town in “Buffalo Snow Day,” http://www.lulu.com/content/2556363), a new comic novel about the impact of public relations on today’s society.
The book’s characters include fictional versions of Buffalo born or bred media giants like Tim Russert and Harvey Weinstein. They interact logically and realistically with a super-sized p.r. agency which launches a billion dollar scam to create a world within a world, “the worst blizzard in history,” reminiscent of Robert DeNiro’s Hollywood war in “Wag the Dog.”
Through progressive storm tie-ins, carefully planned in advance, the scam makes Buffalo an Aspen for the 21st century, a world center for humanism, food and recreation.
As “Buffalo Snow Day”s “worst blizzard” plot unfolds, the plotters offer million dollar hot dogs and a quite real look at the GUT/TOE (Grand Unified Theory/Theory of Everything) scientific and potentially religious revolution which has been quietly unfolding for several decades, though most people have never even heard of it.
There’s also a rich anecdotal look at life growing up in the heartland, via characters like Natalia the corner grocer, Festerly the rich seed salesman, Karie the billionaire “homogenization queen” and Kirman who made millions from a small-town daily newspaper.
“Buffalo Snow Day” author David Woods speaks from experience dating back to when he first joined the Society of Professional Journalists as a journalism graduate student at Penn State in 1963.
He grew up in Dunkirk, NY, a small city on Lake Erie west of Buffalo. He was a hundred and twenty pound 12 year-old kid lugging a forty pound canvas “paper route” bag, then a kid reporter for Dunkirk and Buffalo newspapers and radio stations.
He now is a “bookdoctor,” writing and ghostwriting business biographies and autobiographies. This is his first novel.
In between, he spent almost two decades as public relations director for SUNY’s “crown jewel” university center at Stony Brook and another two decades in Manhattan’s public relations environs, promoting everyone and everything, from Rush Limbaugh’s startup to Pictionary’s Sunday morning introduction in Central Park.
He lives and works “in the woods north of Stony Brook” as a Newsday columnist once said explaining how a huge Manhattan press conference had emanated from there. He is single with one daughter who, he says, has gone “legit,” as a network tv media attorney.