Polka Dots and Politics

Jason Ranieri  jason.ranieri@mail.com 1168302702651


1980s & '90s

Jason Ranieri

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Polka Dots and Politics is a story of figures of monumental stature, ordinary men and women, heroes, villains, lovers and warriors, idealists, cultural icons, leaders of industry, family and friends all appearing in this looking glass of small town politics and it’s enthusiastic glam.


Comedy, Historical Fiction, Political, Memoir, Satire, Biographical, Family,

Short Summary

My story; an untamed drama based on an attempt to rationalize environment, society, conflicting drives, ideas and emotions. The tale is one of rapture and regret, flashes of guilty pleasure and tearful refrain, proud achievement and embarrassing blunders. My book is a fun, humorous political satire.

In the end the main character wins the great political race of 1984. He has had a great many experiences and numerous people that he has been fortunate enough to meet through political happenings. The conclusion is that politics is universal.


Bellingham, Massachusetts

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Daniel Ranieri

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Leader, Patriotic, Religious, Sophisticated, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Clumsy, Educated, Gracious, Outspoken, Charming, Funny, Underdog, Faithful, Power-hungry, Visionary, Empathetic, Flexible, Perseverance, Skillful, Engaging, Decisive, Honorable, Naive, Modest, Confident, Heroic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ernie Taft

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Manipulative, Outspoken, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Empathetic, Funny, Seductive, Sarcastic, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming, Confident, Heartthrob, Leader, Perseverance, Selfless, Visionary, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Complex, Educated, Engaging, Gracious, Romantic, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Chris Zocchi

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Gracious, Adventurous, Engaging, Funny, Complex, Honorable, Decisive, Flexible, Sarcastic, Crazy, Visionary, Religious, Unapologetic, Power-hungry, Charming, Confident, Faithful, Outspoken, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Educated, Leader, Masculine, Perseverance, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Blunt, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: The Great Santini

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Masculine, Strong Moral Code, Faithful, Religious, Empathetic, Perseverance, Charming, Decisive, Aspiring, Sarcastic, Engaging, Leader, Sophisticated, Adventurous, Crazy, Flexible, Gracious, Visionary, Complex, Educated, Honorable, Selfless, Funny, Outspoken, Patriotic, Secretive, Unapologetic, Confident, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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Supplemental Materials

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