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FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 322 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 04/02/2020 ISBN: 9781912979400


Andy Robb

UClan Publishing

When his dad moves out, Jamie tries to fill his shoes. He needs to become head of the household –right? With his mum dealing with the aftermath of toxic masculinity at its finest, and his little sister Bex struggling to understand what’s going on, Jamie has to navigate the choppy waters of what he thinks it means to be a man. Having learned that the best way to deal with feelings is to push them down as far as they’ll go, he finds help from an unlikely source. Drinking makes him feel invincible –Super Jim can take on anything –and anyone... But how long will it be before this particular well of wisdom runs dry? And what will it take for Jamie to realise that help was at hand all along?

Selling points

  • A bold title tackling issues to do with toxic masculinity, mental health, friendship and family.
  • From a recent NHS survey, it was found that 1 in 10 children 11-15 drink alcohol weekly, resulting in children being admitted to hospital. Smashed brings to light the effects of teen alcoholism.
  • Launched with a high profile marketing and publicity campaign, as well as virtual events.



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