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By Michael Adelberg

Matt Duffy is in problem. 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 jam-packed with guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly concurs to determine a psychiatrist who pushes him to discover his fractious parenting and his personal bullying earlier. the outcome is a suite of Matt’s most crucial, outrageous, macabre, and indelible thoughts.

A pondering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising pals, bumbles out and in of sweet sixteen romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable dating 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 school to relive either their insecurities and bear 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 covered up for roasting. Nor does he face up to skewering an array of latest America’s sacred cows and delicate subject matters: racism, sexism, homophobia, type bias, ageism, psychological incapacity, and, in fact, bullying.

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

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