Managed Care

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Joe Barrett

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A laugh-out-loud celebration of bad choices for good causes, Managed Care is an offbeat story about three misfits on the social fringes of suburbia and their ridiculous campaign to introduce an unfiltered version of intimacy to their stale, impersonal community.


Comedy, Family, Satire,

Short Summary

A thirty-three year old man moves into a managed care facility because they won't refund his advance payment following the death of his grandfather.


New Jersey

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes


Main Character Details

Name: Frank Johnson

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Outspoken, Funny, Heroic, Sarcastic, Strong Moral Code, Charming, Crazy, Empathetic, Lone Wolf, Naive, Unapologetic, Confident, Engaging, Honorable, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Elroy

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Sarcastic, Clumsy, Desperate, Empathetic, Funny, Insecure, Modest, Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Sally Berman

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Confident, Desperate, Empathetic, Funny, Heroic, Sarcastic, Complex, Outspoken, Selfless, Badass

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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