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Rolling With The Punches

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Jamie Kerrick

Rolling With The Punchesis what Joey Doulgas's dad always told him when things got rough. He explained that thepunches in lifewere something you always had to deal with. Joey grew to understand once he got older, but it was a life long lesson. We start … see full wiki

Author: Jamie Kerrick
Publisher: Outskirts Press
3 reviews about Rolling With The Punches
review by . May 19, 2010
Although there have been a few recent setbacks in the movement for gay rights, the situation is still substantially different that it was forty and fifty years ago. The author is a gay man in his mid fifties that was discriminated against and beat up while he was in school. Kerrick grew up in a small town in Kentucky, a location where there was little tolerance for gay men. He also spent decades as a practicing alcoholic and drug abuser until he recently was able to overcome and manage his addictions. …
review by . June 03, 2010
Jamie Kerrik debuts with this catchy little novel ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES, and while the adventures of this main character Joey Douglas include some challenging problems that are innately ugly and would suggest a coming of age that bordered on hell, the manner in which Kerrick writes is wisely humorous. He has a fine comedic style that makes even the grossest behaviors and series of incidents have a door of escape for the reader and make the 'rake's progress' aspect of the novel entertaining as …
review by . May 19, 2010
Kerrick, Jamie. "Rolling with Punches", Outskirts, 2010.    Listening to Dad    Amos Lassen    Joey Douglas's father always told him to roll with the punches when things get really bad. He said that punches always have to be dealt with and Joey learned he was right.   We meet Joey when he is young and feeling different from other kids because he felt he was gay. This made life really hard for him especially in a small town in …
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