A Thinking Man’s Bully by Michael Adelberg PDF

By Michael Adelberg

ISBN-10: 1579622283

ISBN-13: 9781579622282

Matt Duffy is in quandary. His son, Jack, is a highschool bully who makes an attempt suicide after Matt snuffs out a fast-moving teenager romance. Outwardly, Matt is ok, yet within he's jam-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 prior. the result is a set 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 neighbors, bumbles out and in of juvenile romances, and makes an attempt to control a flamable courting together 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 pals as fearsome humans to be refrained from.

Within this debut novel, readers are despatched again to school 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 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 covered up for roasting. Nor does he withstand skewering an array of up to date America’s sacred cows and delicate subject matters: racism, sexism, homophobia, type 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 fairly misplaced, yet faraway from redeemed; a soul pitted opposed to the becoming attention that he has transferred his worst demons to his son.

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