At twenty-eight, Paul Goldberg had already achieved great success as a creative director in the advertising industry. After his revolutionary marketing campaign for a juice company became a pop culture phenomenon, Paul was catapulted to C-level stardom and showered with job offers that involved two commas and stock options. But like many admen before him, he had the itch to write a novel. So, it made perfect sense to Paul, if to no one else, to accept a job at an obscure ad agency in Indonesia.
Written with wry, unapologetic prose, If God Allows is the fictional memoir of a high school dreamer, film school rebel, advertising hack, American atheist who sought a life worth writing about in a land where prayer and religion were only slightly more ubiquitous than sex, drugs, magic, and systematic corruption. This is a fish-out-of-water story like no other.