About the Books
Defying Gravity: And Other Short Stories From a Long Career in advertising
Defying Gravity takes readers on a tour of the advertising world as seen through the eyes of someone who spent decades in the business.
Whether or not you have worked in the advertising industry, you’ll be hooked once you start turning the pages. Enjoy!
Connected: A Case of Unique Proximity
There’s been a murder.
An eyewitness has come forward, and the killer has confessed.
But there’s a problem. The two are conjoined twins, literally joined at the hip since birth. For the police, keeping the murderer in custody, mea. . .
And Other Short Stories From a Long Career in advertising
“A great book—I couldn’t put it down until I placed it upon a stationary surface! But seriously, this collection of short stories is both hilarious and thoughtful. A treasure trove of anecdotes from life in the mad-man world of an ad agency in the ’60s–’90s. Filled with laugh-out-loud stuff you never knew about advertising—what’s it really all about? You’ll find out here, and you’ll never look at an advertisement in the same way again!
‘The Retail Slut’ is my favorite entry in Random’s collection, but it wasn’t an easy choice—the 22 other essays equally match that wonderful story. If David releases his 2nd book tomorrow, it won’t be soon enough!”
—Kevin B. Random, California
“Having worked in the Boston advertising community for many years, I found David’s book to bring back fantastic memories of advertising in the good ol’days when it was a creative guy’s domain. Reading these stories reminds me that there are many more untold! I couldn’t put the book down. You won’t believe some of it, but I must say it’s all true! Thanks for putting it in writing David!”
—Elisa C. Brady, Connecticut
“This is a fabulous read! Hysterically funny in parts; very interesting throughout. I loved it and have read a few of the stories to other people. I’m glad Mr. Random took the time to recall and record his life in advertising!”
—Dianne M. Pacl, Amazon reader
“I just ordered three copies for gifts because I want to share the enjoyment this book gave me. Beyond the humor that brought smiles, chuckles and laughter to each page, my heart warmed with appreciation for the author’s delightful way with words as I reread sentences just for the pure joy of it. Every time I opened this book, I felt like a little kid diving into a big bowl of ice cream!”
—Trish, Amazon reader
A Case of Unique Proximity
"What you’re saying is that we have a confessed murderer, but we have an apparently innocent man attached to him."
With the countless number of mysteries that are written and published year after year, it’s almost impossible to create one that really seems unique. But unique feels like the perfect word to describe this murder mystery involving conjoined twins.
Boston is the locale, and Harvard is the scene of the crime where a bizarre killing has taken place. A professor has b. . . Read More
Some murder mysteries are entirely focused on finding out who the killer really is. That’s
why they’re called whodunits. Others are focused on just how the crime was committed.
While still others are intent on creating the seemingly perfect crime, then proving it
wasn’t perfect. David Rando. . . Read More
It is increasingly difficult in the information age to tell a crime story which is both original
and captivating. David Random has pulled off such a daunting task with great success
in his work Connected. What seems to be a typical detective story turns into a
complicated narration of et. . . Read More
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David Random’s Connected: A Case of Unique Proximity isn’t your average thriller. Unlike other mystery books out there, this one has an unusual storyline. The tale of conjoined twins—one, a killer; the other, an eyewitness—caught in a nasty predicament is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats as they keep reading.