Michael Bentley is a publicist, executive producer, A&R, entrepreneur, and now he is adding another trade to his name as he prepares to release his first book, Bread & Circuses.
Bread and Circuses is an old latin term from used by a Roman writer to deplore the declining heroism of Romans after the Roman Republic ceased to exist and the Roman Empire began: “Two things only the people anxiously desire — bread and circuses.” The government kept the Roman populace happy by distributing free food and staging huge spectacles.
The book will cover a plethora of different projects Bentley has worked on or covered in his 15 years inside the entertainment industry including Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, successful and unsuccessful publicity stunts in the music industry.
It will also cover his reaction and involvement to the documentary, Lost for Life, including his letter to Shannon Adamick involving her son who is in prison for life for murdering a 16 year old schoolmate. Controversial subjects such as gun control, the using of the N word, and other topics including how social media is causing narcissistic children, the trophy generations, and other spectacles in society caused by and from publicity.
“It’s a book that covers why certain spectacles happen the way they do. There is always a wizard of oz behind the curtain, but the theories have gotten way out of hand. Illuminati is the trending buzz word, but it isn’t accurate. There is all this fog and smoke, and this book is the windex and napkin.” Michael Bentley was quoted on Charlotte WGNC Radio about his upcoming book.
Bread and Circuses is due out in the summer of 2016 for more info visit Michael Bentley Live