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By Michael Adelberg

Matt Duffy is in difficulty. 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 inside of he's packed with guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly consents to work out a psychiatrist who pushes him to discover his fractious parenting and his personal bullying earlier. the result is a suite of Matt’s most crucial, outrageous, macabre, and indelible stories.

A pondering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising associates, bumbles out and in of minor romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable dating 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 acquaintances as fearsome humans to be kept away from.

Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to school to relive either their insecurities and remember the attract of the bad-ass and the mean-spirited laughter that comes too simply on the price 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, category 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 relatively 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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