Doug Brendel’s new book


North Shore humorist releases a deadly serious novel

Long-time friend of GMG Doug Brendel is known as “The Outsidah” for his funny commentary at about life in small-town New England.

But now he’s released something completely different: a fast-paced 208-page “domestic drama” called Unintended.

The novel is being sold locally in paperback at Betsy Frost Design, 4 Market St., Ipswich, and online (paperback and e-book formats) at

The story, set around 1950 in Ohio, involves the intertwining lives of a slick white salesman, the conservative woman who falls for him, and a black teenage girl trying to protect her brain-damaged sister. There’s also a vengeful spurned lover, a hateful whisky-swilling father, a medical administrator desperate to keep her job — and the mysterious guy blithely assaulting a beautiful mental patient.

“Oh — and don’t forget — a shockingly violent twist at the end,” Doug adds. “If you have a secret love of revenge, this is the book for you!”

Questions or comments about the Unintended novel can be directed to the author personally via

Unintended back cover3

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