Ah-Hah!: Connect with Anyone...Including Yourself

Arnie Warren, Author Image Group International $17.5 (0p) ISBN 978-1-887494-14-4
Slight and simpleminded, Warren's first novel about a radio talk-show host who discovers his real potential is little more than a thinly disguised self-help manual. Bob Hathaway is a 48-year-old Miami radio celebrity who gives up a secure job in Florida to join a popular St. Louis station. Things begin to sour when his new boss, in search of higher ratings, asks him to become more controversial. Faced with the distasteful shift in style, Hathaway befriends an elderly physician who introduces him to Hippocrates' four basic personality types and tells him to deal with his autocratic boss by tailoring his response to his employer's personality. After several catalytic events, Hathaway smoothly slides into a new career as a motivational speaker. The cheeky tone of the narrative in the early chapters flirts invitingly with satire and parody. But the tale never amounts to more than an insipid parable about using the Hippocratic guidelines to solve life's problems. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1996
Release date: 09/01/1996
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