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Parents behaving badly: a novel

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An uproarious, surprising, and poignant satire of American suburbia and youth sports gone wild When Ben and Jili Holden must move from Manhattan with their three children back to their small hometown of Palace Valley, California, they are forced to reconcile the parents they've become with the dreams they had, the choices they've made, and a sex life much more down-to-earth than the epic Ferris wheel tryst of their youth. After reluctantly stepping up to lead his son's Little League team, Ben is challenged to finally come to terms with the long shadow of his father, a legendary high school baseball coach and mentor who is beloved by generations of players, yet largely a stranger to Ben. At the heart of the story are the universal experiences and themes of family and community, as Ben and Jili struggle to connect with their technology-addicted children and grapple with issues of marital fidelity--both at home and in the hotbed of sexual tension that is the Little League park. Among an unforgettable cast are Del, an autocratic coach who issues his own Ten Commandments; Liza, Ben's unrequited high school crush; Logan, a smart-aleck ringer whose preteen talents are eclipsed only by his ego; and Cyn, the sultry thong-wearing team mom with the serpent tattoo. Every mother and father of every boy and girl who have ever participated in youth sports can relate, and in Parents Behaving Badly Scott Gummer brilliantly skewers overzealous parents and lunatic coaches, giving the grown-ups who seek vicarious glory the send-up they so richly deserve.
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Parents Behaving Badly is an uproarious, surprising, and poignant satire of American suburbia and youth sports gone wild. Everyone that has ever been involved with youth sports can relate. Kids, coaches, friends, family - everyone knows 'that guy' or 'that mom. The setting is Little League, but the experiences and issues are universal. Layered beneath the book's laugh out loud action are provocative questions about the what ifs of our adolescence, the lost art of personal interaction in the age of texting and Twitter and Facebook, what constitutes infidelity, and blurring the line between fair play and bad sports. Parents Behaving Badly is a good, fun read that will make you laugh, make you think, and make for conversation in bleachers and on sidelines everywhere.

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