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By Michael Adelberg

ISBN-10: 1579622283

ISBN-13: 9781579622282

Matt Duffy is in main issue. His son, Jack, is a highschool bully who makes an attempt suicide after Matt snuffs out a fast-moving teenager romance. Outwardly, Matt is okay, yet within he's full of guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly consents to determine a psychiatrist who pushes him to discover his fractious parenting and his personal bullying prior. the result is a suite of Matt’s most vital, outrageous, macabre, and indelible thoughts.

A considering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising associates, bumbles out and in of teenybopper romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable courting along with his meant ally, who died through 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 refrained from.

Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to school to relive either their insecurities and keep in mind 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 withstand skewering an array of latest America’s sacred cows and delicate themes: racism, sexism, homophobia, classification 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 becoming consciousness that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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