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Black Buck - Mateo Askaripour

Black Buck - Mateo Askaripour

Title: Black Buck

Author:  Mateo Askaripour

ISBN:  9781529376722

Weight:  858 g

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Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

My goal is to teach you how to sell.  And if I’m half the salesman every newspaper, blog, and hustler in New York City says I am, then you are in luck.  With my story, I will give you the tools to go out and create the life you want.  Sound fair?

Meet Buck.  But before Buck was the Muhammad Ali of sales, floating like a butterfly and selling like a demon, he was Darren: an unambitious twenty-two-year-old living with his mother and working at Starbucks.  All that changes when a chance encounter with Rhett Daniels, the silver-tongued CEO of NYC’s hottest tech startup, results in Darren joining Rhett’s elite sales team.

On his first day Darren realizes he is the only Black person in the company, and when things start to get strange, he reimagines himself as ‘Buck’, a ruthless salesman, unrecognizable to his friends and family.  Money, partying, and fame soon follow Buck, and wherever he goes more is never enough.

But when tragedy strikes at home, Buck begins to hatch a plan to help young people of colour infiltrate America’s sales force, setting off a chain of events that forever changes the game.

An earnest work of satire, Black Buck is a hilarious, razor-sharp skewering of office culture; a propulsive, crackling debut that explores ambition and race, and makes way for a necessary new vision of the American dream.

Peer & Press Reviews

This quick-witted, trenchant debut novel starts like a superhero origin story…  What follows is a harrowing tale that operates at the fraught intersection of capitalism, race, and class.


A wonderful, riotous romp.  A razor sharp, humorous examination of American workplace dynamics in the tech industry.

Irenosen Okojie, author of Grace Jones

Askaripour wields a sharp satirical blade to deliver social commentary…  He may have written the first satire that doubles as self-help.

Los Angeles Times

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Black Buck
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page are the phrases ‘This first edition of’ and ‘Signed by the author’, plus the title, the author’s name, and the name of the publisher.)
Book Stats
Publisher John Murray (Publishers)
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781529376722
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 381
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 35mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Andrew “FifthGod” Askaripour
Jacket illustration Rupert Meats / Rude

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