Join the sensation that is Nick Pettigrew, talking about his new book The Secret Diary of An Anti Social Behaviour Officer.
**The first 100 people to register for the event will receive a signed copy of Anti-Social (with bookplate). All others will receive an unsigned copy**
A year in the life of an anti-social behaviour officer. Wickedly funny, it touches on our most urgent issues – mental health, poverty, crime and community – with empathy, anger and tenderness.
Has your life become unbearable because the person living above you has a fondness for crack cocaine, the company of strangers and dance music? Or maybe you find being racially abused every day by your neighbour rather bothersome. Evidence tends to suggest it can grate after a while. Or maybe you’re a social worker, mental health nurse, police officer, firefighter, dog warden or vicar and you’ve been landed with someone who’s a pain in the arse. If you’re unable or unwilling to deal with them in a way that’s actually going to help, who are you going to call? That would be me, or at
least somebody like me: an anti-social behaviour officer.
Anti-Social is the diary of a local authority worker whose job is to keep his community happy, or at least away from each other’s throats. That’s hard enough at the best of times but when government cuts mean that hospitals, social services and police are all at breaking point, the possibility of complete chaos is never far away. This is an urgent, timely but, most of all, hysterically funny diary of a life spent working with the people society wants to forget and the problems that nobody else can
resolve. This book will make you laugh, cry and boil with rage within a single sentence. Perfect for fans of This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay and The Secret Barrister.
Nick is uniquely placed to talk about the COVID-19 crisis, as he worked for 15 years for and with those that have been hardest hit.
This is an online event on Zoom for which booking is required.
Once registered you will receive an email with access codes to the event. You will also receive a reminder a day before and an hour before the event. A copy of the book will be posted to you.
This online event is brought to you by At Home with 4 Indies – a collaboration between Booka, Linghams, Book-ish & Forum Books.
Tickets: £20 (Includes a copy of Anti-Social delivered to your door)