Patrick Andendall has always had an interest in politics and, being multicultural, he views issues from a more international perspective. In 2004, five days before the election, he flew to Cleveland and pitched in to help with the political process. What he discovered was the dissolution of the American Dream, which he writes about in his book, Stupidparty.
Educated at English boarding schools from the age of seven, Andendall went on to graduate from Lancing College. He started by sometimes working three jobs at once, trainee Underwriter/claim broker at Lloyd’s of London, his own one man cleaning Company (cleaning the very offices of a Reinsurance Company he would transact business at) plus doing seasonal work on various farms.
Having made some windfall profits by borrowing money in order to be a “Stag” to take advantage of opportunities created by Margaret Thatcher’s de nationalization policies of the mid 1980’s, Andendall evolved into an entrepreneur with a core specialty in Reinsurance in London and New York where he looks for patterns in numbers. Self-employed in a field not normally conducive to self-employment, he is able remain in control, juggle different jobs, travel and pursue his various interests.
Ending up in New York via romance in the African bush, Andendall now lives on Long Island with his wife, two children and two dogs.
Stupidparty Math V Myth (Non-Fiction/Politics)
I feel academics have had their chance to have a discussion with the American people, but apart from the literati – few appear to be listening.
Now is the time to perhaps break the traditional mold and tell a story by keeping issues very simple, visual, blending outrage with humor. The reader will have the option to dig deeper if they so choose, find facts, studies and videos’ if they choose. Minimally this book could be a resource to reach out to wavering friends – providing easy access to source material
Math is kept easily accessible – by not doing so you then create “clutter” with too many explanations.
“A Rollicking Ride” Kirkus
“A brilliant book, complete with clickable details to verify the author’s veracity.” Thom Hartman