We're All Damaged

We're All Damaged

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Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street. We're All Damaged begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend's wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn't technically his. But before long he needs to go back to Omaha to say good-bye to his dying grandfather. Back home, Andy is confronted with his past, which includes his ex, his ex's new boyfriend, his right-wing talk-radio-host mother, his parents' crumbling marriage, and his still-angry best friend. As if these old problems weren't enough, Andy encounters an entirely new complication: Daisy. She has fifteen tattoos, no job, and her own difficult past. But she claims she is the only person who can help Andy be happy again, if only she weren't hiding a huge secret that will mess things up even more. Andy Carter needs a second chance at life, and Daisy--and the person Daisy pushes Andy to become--may be his last chance to set things right.--cover.
Published: New York, NY :, Little A,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781503933378
1503933377
Branch Call Number: F NOR
Characteristics: 268 pages ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: We are all damaged

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SPL_Stephanie Nov 04, 2016

In his whimsical manner, Matthew Norman spins an intriguing tale of Andy Carter, a middle age divorced man that is down on his luck. After fleeing to New York City and deleting his social media accounts, Andy is forced to revisit his past in Omaha where his grandpa is dying in the nursing home. In addition to dealing with the loss of a loved one, he must face the groom of the wedding he destroyed, his ex-wife and the man she left him for, and his outspoken right-wing mother. Through the eyes of the peculiar main character, readers are taken on an unexpected and entertaining journey. This page turner is undeniably full of humour and wit. Readers that have cackled through the works of Jonathon Tropper, will also enjoy this enjoyable title.

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laneyg85
Oct 18, 2016

This was one of the funniest books I think I have ever read! It had many laugh out loud moments but also some serious ones, and touching ones. It was so neat to read about Andy's adventures throughout Omaha and all of the landmarks. You really want to root for him despite all of his mistakes and he is just so real. It will also strike a chord with anyone who has gone through losing a grandparent that you wish you were closer to towards the end of their life. I highly recommend this book.

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eydie11
Aug 28, 2016

This book was a fast and funny read. Matthew is becoming one of my favorite authors. He is witty, and gives you moments of laughing out loud.

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n_m_koontz
Jun 29, 2016

Fast and funny and sweet. Some absurd moments that you'll want to share with a friend.

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