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With just five channels to choose from, I quickly memorized the TV schedule.

There's TV at the airport, advertisements in urinals, newsletters on virtually every topic, and a cellular phone wherever you go.

This is a book about the attention crisis in America and how marketers can survive and thrive in this harsh new environment.

About ten years ago, I realized that a sea change was taking place.

I had long ago ceased to memorize the TV schedules, I was unable to keep up with all the magazines I felt I should be reading, and with new alternatives like Prodigy and a book superstore, I fell hopelessly behind in my absorption of media. I was no longer interested enough in what a telemarketer might say to hesitate before hanging up.

If they don't interrupt our train of thought by planting some sort of seed in our conscious or subconscious, the ads fail. If an ad falls in the forest and no one notices, there is no ad.

You can define advertising as the science of creating and placing media that interrupts the consumer and then gets him or her to take some action.

That's quite a lot to ask of thirty seconds of TV time or 25 square inches of the newspaper, but without interruption, there's no chance for action, and without action, advertising flops.

As the marketplace for advertising gets more and more cluttered, it becomes increasingly difficult to interrupt the consumer.

Since then, over a quarter of a million people have stopped by to ask for the first four sample chapters.

Rather than jamming your inbox, we decided to present them to you here on a web page instead.

Charlie the Tuna, Tony the Tiger and those great board games that seemed to magically come alive all vied for my attention. Growing up, it seemed like everyone I met was part of the same community.