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By Michael Adelberg

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

A considering Man’s Bully locks readers into Matt’s head as he romps with hell-raising pals, bumbles out and in of stripling romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable courting along with his intended 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 pals as fearsome humans to be shunned.

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 fee of others. Adelberg additionally hop-scotches the final 30 years of yank 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 face up to skewering an array of latest America’s sacred cows and delicate subject matters: 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 no longer rather misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the transforming into attention that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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