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By Michael Adelberg

ISBN-10: 1579622283

ISBN-13: 9781579622282

Matt Duffy is in predicament. His son, Jack, is a highschool bully who makes an attempt suicide after Matt snuffs out a fast-moving youngster romance. Outwardly, Matt is okay, yet within he's packed with guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly consents to determine a psychiatrist who pushes him to discover his fractious parenting and his personal bullying prior. the outcome is a set of Matt’s most crucial, outrageous, macabre, and indelible stories.

A considering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising acquaintances, bumbles out and in of juvenile romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable courting together with his intended ally, who died by way of his personal hand. all of it serves to make it effortless to recollect bullies like Matt, Jack, and a few of Matt’s associates as fearsome humans to be kept away from.

Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to highschool to relive either their insecurities and remember the attract of the bad-ass and the mean-spirited laughter that comes too simply on the rate of others. Adelberg additionally hop-scotches the final 30 years of yank popular culture with slicing wit. An eclectic mixture of the well-known and infamous—including Brittany Spears, Lou Reed, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and O.J.—are coated up for roasting. Nor does he face up to skewering an array of up to date America’s sacred cows and delicate issues: racism, sexism, homophobia, type bias, ageism, psychological incapacity, and, after all, bullying.

Ultimately, we're witness to the profound fight of an getting older bully who's no longer rather misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the transforming into recognition that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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