Author: Matthew Norman
Publication Date: June 1, 2016
My Rating: 9/10
Overview: Andy Carter's life fell apart once his wife left him for another man. After their breakup, Andy ruined his best friend's wedding, totaled a truck and spontaneously quit his job and moved to New York City.
Now, that his grandfather is ill, he must return to Omaha and face the consequences and the life he left behind.
What I loved: I absolutely adored We're All Damaged. It felt like a revamped Rosie Project meets Silver Linings Playbook.
The author, Norman, writes Andy's story with an infinite amount of wit and humor. I laughed out loud so many times, I lost count.
The story follows a sad man, but shines a whimsical light onto his life. Andy is somewhat pathetic, but it's hard to not like him and hard not to root for him to overcome the ghosts of his past.
There were also several clever twists and turns I absolutely wasn't expecting, which made the novel all the more likable. I also enjoyed all of the smart Pop Culture references impregnated within the pages.
I can totally see We're All Damaged becoming a perfect rom-com film adaption in the future.
I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone needing a quick pick-me-up or a good laugh.
I downloaded We're All Damaged for FREE via Amazon's Kindle First Program.
What I didn't: I truly loved the character of Daisy, however, some of the sad anecdotes of her past didn't seem to match her present personality. I would have liked more insight into her story and her past. Maybe a Daisy prequel or sequel? Hmmm? Hint, hint?