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I Against Osborne is a novel written by Joey Goebel. It was first published in 2013. It was released in Germany under the titled Ich gegen Osborne.


The novel takes place entirely in one school day, on Monday, April 19, 1999, at Osborne High, one of the largest public high schools in the state of Kentucky, in a fictional small town. It is narrated by the protagonist, JAMES WEINBACH, all in first-person, past tense.

James is a seventeen-year-old senior. To say he doesn’t fit in is an understatement. Not only has he failed to make a place for himself in any of the various social groups (he’s not quite a freak, not quite a geek), but he is also estranged from the time in which he lives. He shuns youth culture—he won’t even wear blue jeans (a far cry from the protagonist of my previous novel). He loves all things old-fashioned: black and white movies, jazz, F. Scott Fitzgerald novels. He is an old man among toddlers, a romantic among sluts. He thinks of himself as being “the last gentleman.”