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On the Brink

On the Brink

At age eleven, Dave Powers concludes a profitable but error-ridden venture selling illegal fireworks that leaves him brimming with confidence and captivated by the promise of entrepreneurship.


Over the next few years, a series of tragic events shatters his comfort zone. Dave must learn to navigate life’s challenges, including basic survival, business, and love. Upon entering the advertising world during the Mad Men era, he struggles to find his way amid the excesses of nepotism and alcohol consumption and the exploitation of women. Can Dave find the maturity to achieve his goals? Or are his scars too deep to overcome?


Based on true events, On the Brink is a novel for young readers beginning their own journey and the more experienced adults trying to keep them safe and soften their failures.

Pages: 300
Pub Date: 11-14-2023
Softcover: 21.95 979-8-88824-129-5
Hardcover: 28.95 979-8-88824-131-8


Michael A. Sisti is an author, branding and marketing consultant, and serial entrepreneur, having founded over twenty-five companies since age eleven. An International Book Award winner for his debut novel, Executive Crumple Zone, he has published five other novels, three humor books, and a popular self-help book. He recently co-authored a pilot for a TV drama series, and he provides design, editing, and production advice for several other authors.

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