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By Michael Adelberg

Matt Duffy is in predicament. His son, Jack, is a highschool bully who makes an attempt suicide after Matt snuffs out a fast-moving youngster romance. Outwardly, Matt is ok, yet within he's choked with guilt and resentment. Matt reluctantly is of the same opinion 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 vital, outrageous, macabre, and indelible thoughts.

A pondering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising neighbors, bumbles out and in of sweet sixteen romances, and makes an attempt to regulate a flamable courting along with his meant ally, who died by means of his personal hand. all of it serves to make it effortless to recollect bullies like Matt, Jack, and a few of Matt’s neighbors as fearsome humans to be kept away from.

Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to highschool 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 price 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 withstand skewering an array of latest America’s sacred cows and delicate issues: 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 now not rather misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the transforming into cognizance that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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