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By Michael Adelberg

Matt Duffy is in concern. 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 jam-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 outcome 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 associates, bumbles out and in of teenybopper romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable courting together with his intended 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 acquaintances 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 rate of others. Adelberg additionally hop-scotches the final 30 years of yankee popular culture with slicing wit. An eclectic mixture of the recognized 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 subject matters: racism, sexism, homophobia, classification bias, ageism, psychological incapacity, and, in fact, 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 transforming into awareness that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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