Media Guy's Media Pick (and Giveaway!): 'Bacon and Egg Man,' by Ken Wheaton
This week's Media Guy Media Pick -- and reader giveaway -- is "Bacon and Egg Man," Ken Wheaton's just-released second novel. It's a rollicking, very funny, slightly insane and possibly scary-accurate satire about a near-future in which the U.S. splits into two countries -- with the new Northeast nation, founded by King Mike, being an uptight land of politically-correct food culture and draconian restrictions on dangerous substances like, well, bacon and eggs.
If Ken's name rings a bell, it's because he's the author of the critically acclaimed 2009 novel "The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival." And, oh yeah, he's also the managing editor of Ad Age. (I try not to hold that against him.)
THE FINE PRINT: To enter the random drawing in this informal Media Guy Media Giveaway, send me an email with "Bacon and Egg Man giveaway" in the subject line. Entering more than once will not increase your odds. You have until March 8, 2013 to enter (the cut-off is the end of the day at 12 midnight ET). You must be 18 or older and have a valid U.S. mailing address.
Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.