Bruce Ferber • Author, Comedy Writer, Speaker
Welcome to the Bruce Ferber website, home to everything Bruce Ferber. We’re all sold out of the tote bags and High Holy Day Fun Packs, but we will have an exciting new item for sale — Bruce Ferber’s debut novel, Elevating Overman.
What’s that about?
This hilarious and painful tale of redemption 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 an otherwise routine surgery, Overman finds himself revisiting and confronting the uniformly poor choices of his past, and making sense of a world he has never known how to negotiate. Ultimately, Elevating Overman speaks to us about righting some of our wrongs, letting others go, and most importantly, gaining a small yet significant insight into a life that matters.
Elevating Overman is about a middle-aged Jewish guy who gets a second chance in life. It is what he does with this second chance that “elevates” Overman. Now unlike Ira Overman, I am a Gentile. But like Ira Overman, I was given the gift of a second chance and elevate me, it did! My second chance in life gave me the opportunity to befriend the author. Bruce Ferber was our head writer on Home Improvement, and albeit a short man, he is a very clever, insightful and funny fellow indeed. That alone gives me the confidence to say, “Congratulations Bruce– you’ve done it again.”
Tim Allen, actor, author and comic