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Author Frank Morelli
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Norbert M. Finkelstein is your average middle school English teacher…who moonlights as a professional wrestler. He’d like to keep this part of his life secret and endure the daily shenanigans of students like Jimmy Baker, a world-class bubblegum flinger, and perform as personal gopher for colleagues like Coach Seam and Principal Rubrick. It’s easier that way. Out of the spotlight and under the radar: the story of Norbie’s life.
When he tries to reboot his pro wrestling career and win enough prize money to send his dear mom on her dream vacation, Norbie’s past rises up to haunt him. Between Sensei Clement’s brutal training sessions and the onslaught of threats from a shifty fight promoter named Joey Happenstance, it’ll be a miracle if Norbie survives.
Frank Morelli is the author of the young adult novel, No Sad Songs (2018). A Philadelphia native, Morelli’s life was transformed when he accepted a teaching fellowship in the NYC Public Schools and discovered that a lifetime spent eating cafeteria tater tots would be a small price to pay for a chance to shape the future. He continues to split time between the page and the classroom, and will forever be amazed by how each one enriches the other. Morelli now lives in High Point, NC with his best friend and muse, their obnoxious alley cat, and two hundred pounds worth of dog.