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Mt. Juliet author publishes salesman memoir

Sales Tales

Sales Tales

“Sales Tales,” a new book by Mt. Juliet resident T. Farmer, was recently released by Pittsburgh-based Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.

The book is a compilation of funny, strange and unusual stories from Farmer and his friends in the sales profession. “Sales Tales” is also about the “why” behind salespeople – why do they drive the miles, put in the long hours and go on sales calls until midnight? Farmer shows there is more to sales than making a living.

After high school, Farmer served as a plumber’s apprentice for four years before joining the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne unit and graduated from the Army’s engineering school as a licensed power engineer. After the military, he went into commission-only sales selling roofing services.

According to the author, his career was rewarding with both successes and disappointments along the way. He said it taught him how to find fun in the process and made him a firm believer that one must enjoy one’s work in order to enjoy time away from home.

The book includes some incredible anecdotes, including a pet monkey demonstrating the sharpness of knives, a salesman’s accidental eavesdropping and an awkward ending to an outburst of road rage.

To learn more about “Sales Tales,” visit

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