Bruce Ferber Elevating Overman: a novel

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Elevating Overman: a novel

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ELEVATING OVERMAN is a funny and painful story of redemption that explores the complex ramifications of what it means to get a second chance. The novel 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 hard-wired into his soul since birth. Through an unlikely side effect from a seemingly routine surgery, Overman suddenly finds himself trying to reconcile newfound powers with the man he used to be, determined not to repeat the poor choices of his past. Overman succeeds at righting some of his former wrongs, fails miserably at others, but, most importantly, gains a small yet significant window into a life that matters.

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Elevating Overman is about a middle-aged Jewish guy who gets a second chance in life.  It is what he does with this second chance that "elevates" Overman.  Now unlike Ira Overman, I am a Gentile.  But like Ira Overman, I was given the gift of a second chance and elevate me, it did!  My second chance in life gave me the opportunity to befriend the author.  Bruce Ferber was our head writer on Home Improvement, and albeit a short man, he is a very clever, insightful and funny fellow indeed.  That alone gives me the confidence to say, "Congratulations, Bruce -- you've done it again."                                                        --Tim Allen, actor, author and comic------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In Elevating Overman, Bruce Ferber has achieved the highly unusual -- a first novel that glows with sharp, but unpredictable insight.  Ira Overman confidently joins a long literary line of middle-aged anti-heroes who have been knocked down and have to learn how to walk all over again.  But before Overman can learn to walk, he must attempt to fly.  And see through women's clothes all the way to their souls.  And travel through time.  Ferber's triumph is that it's funny because it's true.                                                                --Neal Marlens, creator, The Wonder Years

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Bruce Ferber is an Emmy,Golden Globe, and Humanitas-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 being recognized by the Television Academy, 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. Elevating Overman is his first novel.

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