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By Michael Adelberg

Matt Duffy is in obstacle. 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 packed with guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly has the same opinion to determine a psychiatrist who pushes him to discover his fractious parenting and his personal bullying previous. the result is a set of Matt’s most vital, outrageous, macabre, and indelible stories.

A pondering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising acquaintances, bumbles out and in of youth romances, and makes an attempt to regulate a flamable dating together with his meant ally, who died via 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 highschool 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 cost 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 latest America’s sacred cows and delicate themes: 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 now not rather misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the growing to be recognition that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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