The Passive Aggressors: The Circumcised Edition


“Fate has a bitter flavor but a sweet aftertaste…” Plummeting back down his eternally self-deprecating abyss, blending further the truths and illusions of familiarity and destroying what little reality he has left, only with the help of a friend of his father, a bottle of whiskey, a few ounces of Mary J, innumerable pairs of legs to spread, and a return journey into his own Hell and back can a final resolution be found… Direct sequel and possibly the “other half of the story” to The Slut Always Rides Shotgun, this volume follows a more psychologically-based narrative than its predecessor. “The Passive Aggressors” is more than just a true tale about the hardships of life. It is a literary experiment designed to push the reader to the farthest reaches of THEIR own Hells in an effort to to shed light onto the face of darkness that exists in all of us, and that few of us are brave enough to realize. Author’s Note on the New Edition: “First and only rule: Read it, love it, hate it. After re-releasing my first autobiographical tome, ‘The Slut Always Rides Shotgun’, I decided it was time to re-release its accompanying sequel: the book in which you now hold. However, while with the first re-release, I decided to add material previously removed, this time around I have decided to cut out the bullshit, and most of the fat from this big, huge, juicy slab of literary meat. I’ve reworded a few things here and there, but nothing has really been added. I took out what I felt takes away from the story. So…I present to you, my faithful readers, new and old, The Passive Aggressors: The Circumcised Edition.”

About the Author

Dave Matthes

Born in South Jersey in the Summer of '86. Living everywhere else. Like most self-proclaimed authors, Matthes generally focuses his writing on matters and subjects that he either enjoys or forces him to question in a style that is influenced by a strong desire to be different. Matthes don't always write for the sole purpose of entertainment; mostly, especially with "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", and "The Passive Aggressors", his writing consists of very upfront and brutally, and at times disgustingly honest insight. He writes because he has to, because it's the canvas to his soul, and the palette to his subconscious. Matthes has written everything from scattered forms of poetry, to songs, to non-fiction and fiction novels. His first completed novel, "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", a narrative/ journal of his life, has generally run Underground in its level of world-wide recognition. Since releasing his aforementioned "journal", it's inspired the writing of the sequel "The Passive Aggressors", and a third, completely unrelated work of fiction, "In This House, We Lived, and We Died". Matthes is also the author of the novel "Sleepeth Not, the Bastard" and two collections of poetry/ philosophy titled "The Kaleidoscope Syndrome: An Anthology" and "Wanderlust and the Whiskey Bottle Parallel". His newest work "Bar Nights" is the first in the planned "The Mire Man Trilogy".