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.
This is one of those books that you pick up and don't want it to end. Ira Overman had lived his life as a loser, mostly because he believed himself to be a loser. That realization was ingrained in him from his parents and enforced by an incident that happened to him when he was a teenager. Overman decides to go for Lasik surgery to correct his vision. After the surgery, Overman's increased vision causes him to look at the world and himself in a whole new light. This … more