Perhaps you will agree with the majority of other reviewers on here, but keep in mind that this site is made up of serious readers, not leisurely ones. Yet again, another reason why i always read the book before seeing the movie. It has however helped to re-solidify my views against the fda and the slackers tasked with pushing drugs that are either u i was inspired to read hard sell after watching the movie love & other drugs which the movie was supposedly loosely-inspired from.
The only problem i had with him as a narrator was not being able to like his character enough to fully care about his story. Half the book is just about being a pharma rep, not about being a pharma rep who sells viagra (he initially sold zithromax and other stuff). They could have co from my understanding, love & other drugs (the movie with anne hathaway and jake gyllenhaal) was based off this book.
Reidy exposes the pharma sales sector to be a profit-driven manipulative environment, and that doesnt surprise me. Learn to read with great speed how to take your reading skills to the next level a. Autor w ciekawy sposb przedstawi kulisy dziaania przemysu farmaceutycznego w ostatniej dekadzie xx wieku.
I read the 2010 edition - the second epilogue is very helpful to provide a real, less-abrupt conclusion to the story. I think hes critical of their way of doing business because hes not quite used to the real, working world. I cant see that the companies mentioned, firstly pfizer and latterly lilly, would be too concerned about the contents, despite the fact he was fired from lilly (unsurprisingly!) following its publication.
As an author, he makes the opposite judgement call, dwelling instead way more on the where what how when of his time in pharma sales and gives shallow gloss to his personal story. It is now the subject matter of a film, love and other drugs, which i would expect from the contents here to be a bit of a comic look at viagra, rather than a hard-hitting docu-drama. Jamie reidy is witty, honest and well, ill leave it up to the reader to decide if hes likable (i actually think he is).
Reader be advised though, the drug industry has made honest efforts to reform and eliminate the unethical practices that are described in the book. It cant get any better for a young boy from spring valley than that. Youll find yourself rooting for reidy and at the same time, youll be shocked by the realities of the world that paid his salary. The author is a likable guy but the story is not compelling (at all) until you find out how it is this thing ever showed up on your book search. Therefore, theyre going to be t it looks a lot of reviewers didnt like this book because the author is self-absorbed at times.
I dont feel like he divulged any big secrets of pfizer or any other drug company. The only problem i had with him as a narrator was not being able to like his character enough to fully care about his story. I liked that he wrote about his personal experiences and didnt feel the need to make any kind of broader statement-he lets the reader make his or her o ive been simultaneously interested in and disturbed by the practice of pharmaceutical sales for quite some time and was curious to read this insiders account of his time in the industry. I wouldnt rank it in my top 10, but jamie reidy is a good story teller and parts of the book did make me laugh out loud. Most of the book relates the story of how mediocre a salesman jamie reidy was.
Passei a maior parte da obra ansiosa, desejosa por chegar ao fim do livro, fim esse que parecia um destino longinquo! Em primeiro lugar, continuo a no perceber a razo do ttulo da obra ser o amor é o melhor remédio, j que esta se refere maioritariamente ao zithromax e no ao viagra (que poderia mais facilmente ser associado ao amor em primeiro lugar, continuo a no perceber a razo do ttulo da obra ser o amor é o melhor remédio, j que esta se refere maioritariamente ao zithromax e no ao viagra (que poderia mais facilmente ser associado ao amor). Learn to read with great speed how to take your reading skills to the next level a. As a pharma sales rep, he seems to have believed that the route to sales success involved building rapport and anything but discussing the drugs with doctors and hes then surprised to get such poor sales results. 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. It is amusing in parts, but there is really very little here to get excited about in terms of startling revelations of nefarious practises.
The author, jamie reidy, worked for about five years as a sales representative for pfizer in the us, based firstly in the paediatric division in south bend, indiana, and latterly in fesno, california selling urology products including viagra. I expected it to be all about viagra, but that actually didnt come up until quite a ways into the book. The author is a likable guy but the story is not compelling (at all) until you find out how it is this thing ever showed up on your book search. I, for one, feel a lot more informed about the world of pharmaceutical sales. The book was a good book, regardless of the fact that it seriously had nothing to do with the movie. Most of us are not this bad though - an entertaining read, especially for anyone connected to this industry. I promise - not all pharma reps are this bad! He had to work hard at not working. I dont understand how someone had to pay reidy the rights to his book to write movie that had nothing to do with it. Theyre frivolous and self-serving, where they could have done the world a great service by doing more than trying to make chicks dig them. I desperately wanted to like this book because there are so few first-person accounts of working in big companies.Hard Sell has 587 ratings and 89 reviews. Heather said: Eh. This book was very underwhelming. Jamie Reidy seems like he's probably a nice enough guy, but...