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Fiona MaazelHere's a formula I just learned: math teacher (hapless, feckless) plus stepdad (bloviating jackass) plus interloping cabal of unsavory characters equals a pleasingly odd and intelligent novel in the hands of Matthew Sharpe. Or maybe I should say in the prose of Matthew Sharpe. What's most winning about You Were Wrong,…is its acumen and the brio with which his sentence-making bears it out. This book is rich with devastatingly comic observations about people, places and things—observations that fortify a novel whose subject and, well, whose stake in the horror and pathos of being alive seem flimsy in comparison.
—The New York Times