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Author Michael P. Ferrari Releases New Novel, "Assault on the Senses"

New college-based comedy offers laughs, nostalgia and a lesson or two.

Philadelphia, PA, June 22, 2007 --( Assault on the Senses, the debut novel by author Michael P. Ferrari, is now on sale wherever books are sold, offering readers an opportunity to wax nostalgic over the college days they filled with late nights, wild parties and other experiences their parents’ tuition wasn’t meant to pay.

Assault on the Senses is a comedy about Kalvin Gray, a drunken college student who is falsely accused of assaulting a female student after a police sketch with his likeness is posted on campus. With his reputation and sex life threatened, Kalvin sets out to find the truth, only to be stymied by his binge drinking, derailed by his mental ex-girlfriend and distracted by the seductive editor of the school newspaper who is also trying to find the real assailant. What Kalvin doesn’t realize is that there’s a campus-wide conspiracy waiting to be discovered, one which could threaten much more than just his sex life.

While Assault on the Senses is purely fictional, Ferrari admits to basing a lot of his material on his college memories, which he feels are similar to most readers.

“Unless they have ‘Doctor’ before their name, it’s a good chance that any college graduate you meet has spent more time partying than studying,” said Ferrari, who has written for a variety of college and comedy magazines and websites, such as and “Sure, college is about getting a degree and an education, but most of the learning takes place outside the classroom. That’s why there are very few ‘class’ scenes in this book. Most of Kalvin’s learning and development comes from his social interactions, which just happen to be centered on binge drinking.”

While to the naked eye, Assault on the Senses may deliver a funny yet in-depth story about a drunken, wayward student who spends his time ricocheting from one awkward situation to another, there’s also a lesson to be learned as well.

“The core lesson to the story is ‘If you don’t do something with your life, someone else will,’” said Ferrari. “Every major character in the story is affected by that theme somehow or another, and they each learn this lesson the hard way. Of course, if you want to know how, then you should buy the book.”

Assault on the Senses is published by iUniverse, Inc. and is on sale now. For more information on Assault on the Senses or Michael P. Ferrari, visit or


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