I Was a Vacuum Cleaner Salesman

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"Wouldn't it be nice if we could make the air inside our homes as clean and fresh as it is in the Irish countryside?"

For college-student-turned-summer-sales-associate Diana Jensen, this bizarre question and the demonstration that follows prompt a surprising number of people to invest in "the world's first motorized dust-free cleaning device."

Flying high on her instant success as a salesman, Diana soon finds herself a major player in the commission-based world of Chin's StormBurst, where it seems she really can "make as little, or as much money" as she wants to.

Follow the plucky heroine in and out of the homes of strangers as she discovers for herself the secrets of good (and sometimes disastrous) salesmanship in this engaging primer on the delicate art of making a sale.

Customer Reviews:
  • A Fun Fast Read
    This is the perfect book to read on a flight. The characters are engaging, and once I picked it up, I didn't want to put it down. After reading this book, you will never look at a salesman the same way again!...more info
  • Gulp. Ahhh.
    This book was so funny! I agree, I couldn't put it down (and I had a lot of other things I should have been doing!). I think the special strength of this book is how Rivoli makes Diana grow almost imperceptibly through her interactions with all these characters she does her demos for. As zany as this book is, the storytelling is firmly realistic....more info
  • Fun, fast read
    Bridget Jones meets the Avon lady!! Diana's adventures selling vacuums are sometimes funny, sometimes heartwarming... always entertaining.
    The crazy cast of characters and Diana's many predicaments make this book easy to get through. Though when you're done you'll wonder what Diana is up to next....more info
  • Fun from Start to Finish
    When I say I couldn't put this book down, I mean I literally read until my book light battery went dead.

    Rarely do I stumble onto a book I enjoy to this extent. It is an intriguing story delivered by a gifted storyteller, with characters I could immediately see and conversations I could clearly hear as I read along.

    I highly recommended this book to anyone who enjoys a fast-paced, funny read....more info