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SCOTT STEIN’s satirical short fiction has been published in The Oxford University Press Humor Reader, National Review, Shale, The G.W. Review, Liberty, and Art Times. His first novel, Lost (2000), was called “a page-turner” and “wonderfully comic” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the editor of the group blog When Falls the Coliseum: a journal of American culture (or lack thereof). You can follow him on Twitter @sstein. Scott is an English professor at Drexel University, where he teaches Writing Fiction, Writing Humor and Comedy, Superheroes in America, and Strange Fiction. His MFA is from the University of Miami and his MA is from New York University. He grew up in Bayside, New York and now lives near Philadelphia with his family. Mean Martin Manning is his second novel.
Scott Stein, Mean Martin Manning
Martin Manning hasn’t left his apartment or had contact with another human being in thirty years. He’s happy eating his salami-and-mayo sandwiches, wearing his bathrobe, shopping online for frog figurines, and watching TV. Martin is going to go on like this forever, alone, the proverbial immovable object. Along comes Caseworker Alice Pitney, knocking on doors without apology. She’s an irresistible force starting a self-improvement program in Martin’s building, and won’t take no for an answer. If it takes a trial of absurd proportions and a ludicrous treatment program to make Martin into the man he could be and should have been, that’s just fine with Pitney. Can Martin Manning stand up to Pitney, her thugs, Judge Sarnauer, and a host of others hell-bent on telling him what to do? He can. But to win this epic battle of wills, he’ll need to call on a lifetime of stubbornness and downright meanness, a patience rarely seen, and more than a little luck. Mean Martin Manning sets its satirical sights on all manner of defenseless prey, including nanny state busybodies, sensitivity training, dog lovers, television talk shows, haircut licenses, aggressive doctors, political correctness, bloviating academics, demanding judges, and little tyrants everywhere. But not all is cynicism and bile. There’s also ample adoration for the joyous wonders of linoleum, preservatives, cold cuts, mayonnaise, frog figurines, bowel regularity, freedom, and sweet, sweet justice. trade paperback | ISBN 9780975254066 5.25" x 8.25" 226 pp.
RRP $17.95
A funny, entertaining story that happens to have political themes, as opposed to a heavy- handed ideological lesson that tries to be entertaining. — Jacob Sullum, Reason magazine
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© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003                     
SCOTT STEIN’s satirical short fiction has been published in The Oxford University Press Humor Reader, National Review, Shale, The G.W. Review, Liberty, and Art Times. His first novel, Lost (2000), was called “a page-turner” and “wonderfully comic” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the editor of the group blog When Falls the Coliseum: a journal of American culture (or lack thereof). You can follow him on Twitter @sstein. Scott is an English professor at Drexel University, where he teaches Writing Fiction, Writing Humor and Comedy, Superheroes in America, and Strange Fiction. His MFA is from the University of Miami and his MA is from New York University. He grew up in Bayside, New York and now lives near Philadelphia with his family. Mean Martin Manning is his second novel.
Scott Stein, Mean Martin Manning
Martin Manning hasn’t left his apartment or had contact with another human being in thirty years. He’s happy eating his salami-and-mayo sandwiches, wearing his bathrobe, shopping online for frog figurines, and watching TV. Martin is going to go on like this forever, alone, the proverbial immovable object. Along comes Caseworker Alice Pitney, knocking on doors without apology. She’s an irresistible force starting a self- improvement program in Martin’s building, and won’t take no for an answer. If it takes a trial of absurd proportions and a ludicrous treatment program to make Martin into the man he could be and should have been, that’s just fine with Pitney. Can Martin Manning stand up to Pitney, her thugs, Judge Sarnauer, and a host of others hell-bent on telling him what to do? He can. But to win this epic battle of wills, he’ll need to call on a lifetime of stubbornness and downright meanness, a patience rarely seen, and more than a little luck. trade paperback | ISBN 9780975254066 5.25" x 8.25" 226 pp.
RRP $17.95
Scott Stein, Mean Martin Manning
A funny, entertaining story that happens to have political themes, as opposed to a heavy- handed ideological lesson that tries to be entertaining. — Jacob Sullum, Reason magazine
© ENC Press 2018. Tipping sacred cows since 2003. Covers may  vary slightly from the ones pictured here.