This hilarious and painful novel of redemption follows the journey of Ira Overman, veteran of multiple botched careers and a singularly botched marriage, as he makes one last attempt to rise above the guilt, weakness, and self-hatred that have been hardwired into his soul since birth. Through an unlikely side effect from an otherwise routine surgery, Overman finds himself revisiting and confronting the uniformly poor choices of his past and making sense of a world he has never known how to negotiate. The ex-New Yorker and transplanted Angeleno decides to bestow his newfound gifts from coast to coast, earning unprecedented respect from his son and daughter and the ferocious envy of his best friend.
Ultimately, Elevating Overman speaks to us about righting some of our wrongs, letting others go, and most importantly, gaining a small yet significant insight into a life that matters.
|Publisher:||Rare Bird Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Bruce Ferber is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated comedy writer and producer whose credits include Bosom Buddies; Growing Pains; Sabrina, The Teenage Witch; Coach; and Home Improvement, where he served as Executive Producer and showrunner. In addition to Golden Globe and Humanitas nominations, his work has received the People's Choice, Kid's Choice, and Environmental Media Awards. Ferber lives in Southern California, with his wife, children, large dog, and assorted musical instruments.
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Elevating Overman based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Clever, witty, sexy, laugh out loud are some of the words I would use to describe this book! I felt like I could totally relate to some of Bruce Ferber's uncomfortable situations and neurotic characters! Absolutely a must-read!!!! Stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this marvelous book! Highly recommend this book to all my friends who have a sense of humor!!!!
Awesome! Was sent an advanced review copy of this novel and couldn't put it down. Hilarious from start to finish, the journey of Ira Overman illuminates the human experience on a much deeper level as it negotiates the rocky path to empowerment. If you're a fan of Philip Roth or Woody Allen, you will love this book!