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Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't by [Gerleman, Robert S.]
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DAMNED IF I DO, DAMNED IF I DON'T is a dark, satirical comedy that follows a morally conflicted young man whose obsession with finding a quick and permanent exit from his ill-fated life leads to a desperate search for salvation. As each of his feeble attempts at an escape goes terribly and amusingly wrong, he relies on alcoholism and apathy to tolerate his degenerate family, manic friends, and mundane career. When his boss hires an adventurous, sexually depraved young woman to work alongside him, the two make an unlikely connection that pushes each of them to explore what, if anything, is worth living for

About the Author

Robert S. Gerleman is a professional writer and editor. He earned his B.A. in English from Humboldt State University and is a graduate of the Stanford University Writer's Studio. "Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't" is his first novel.
He currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

Product Details

  • File Size: 360 KB
  • Print Length: 197 pages
  • Publisher: 650Productions; 2 edition (April 21, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 21, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y8WA72
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,726,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I read Mr. Gerleman's book this past July on my Kindle. What a joy! Good characters. Good plot. Sexy, fun, dark! A great read. A clean, fresh voice has come to our reading eyes. Definitely keep your eye on this guy. It's an honor to read his work here at the beginning of a inevitable promising trajectory. We need more from him!
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By Nina on February 28, 2013
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This book was recommended to me by a friend. When I first started reading I wasn't sure where it was going but gradually I became invested in the dark humor of the protagonist and the whirlwind of insane characters that surround him.

If you want something with fuller substance, or heavy description of setting, or if harsh language and brutality turn you off, then "Damned If I Do Damned If I Don't" isn't for you. I would recommend this story to anyone looking for an emotional, quick read, that makes you glad you don't have a life like any of the people in the book.

Happy Reading
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By Kara on March 16, 2013
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Damned if I do, Damned If I Don't is a fast paced novel full of memorable characters that are as easy to love as they are to hate. Gerleman offers a unique perspective into the darkness of depression and the lightness of love in a way that keeps the reader wanting more. He effortlessly weaves his way through the complexities of family, life and love in a story that will have you holding your breath until the end.
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So I'm not sure why satire appeals to me. But in my opinion, employing humor to expose real public health and social issues is truly commendable. I think that having a twisted sense of humor is a form of bravery. It was fresh, raw, dark, witty, emotional, relatable, captivating...truly engaging narrative. Absolutely brilliant!
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"Damned if I Do, Damned if I Don't" is a must read! This book will keep you wanting more with a plot that is sexy, dark, funny, uncomfortable and genuine. It bravely tackles the meaning of life, the power of love and the reality of depression through the lives of beautifully flawed characters. This up and coming author is nothing short of impressive.
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This book was a refreshing change of pace. I get bored with the typical cookie-cutter novels where everything is contrived and fits together perfectly in an unbelievable way. This story was realistic with an intricate plot that seemed to be almost a real account of a young man's life. The descriptions and details were amazing and really paint a picture of a depressed guy who goes through life not knowing how to find happiness. The characters were complex and endearing, without being overbearing and predictable. I thought the language and dialogue was true to my generation and it was the first book I've read that truly captures the despair of some of my peers. It has a dark story line, but was entertaining and humorous at the same time.
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