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Introduction to a Half-Wit: The hilarious and harrowing story of one childs attempt to grow up on a rough council-estate in the nineteen-seventies. Barry Stephenson

Introduction to a Half-Wit: The hilarious and harrowing story of one childs attempt to grow up on a rough council-estate in the nineteen-seventies.

Barry Stephenson

Published October 9th 2014
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Kindle Edition
38 pages
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This is not the whole book, but the first six chapters. Full book released today.This is the uncompromisingly honest story of the author’s childhood. Laugh-out-loud funny – disturbing – endearing – and at times, tinged with sadness. You will run theMoreThis is not the whole book, but the first six chapters. Full book released today.This is the uncompromisingly honest story of the author’s childhood. Laugh-out-loud funny – disturbing – endearing – and at times, tinged with sadness. You will run the whole range of emotions as you are immersed in the life of a boy who isn’t quite at home in this world, as he tries to navigate his way through childhood on a rough council estate.You’ll mainly laugh though, after all, it’s about a half-wit – how can that not be funny?What people are saying about this book:As I spend all my time reading every genre possible, it has been years since I have read something that is completely different! It is incredibly refreshing. The tone is so brave, I love the raw edge that you write with, it really pulls you in to the content.’‘It is not just a story – it is an experience, and I know that it really does take a seriously talented writer to do that. You have written in a way that draws the reader in so far that they could not just put the book behind them.’- Heidi Knapton.‘There is nothing I love more than writing that makes me really laugh out loud…your writing does that! I love the sincerity behind it though. I know there is a piece of me that should sympathise but your style won’t allow it, and I like that. You write with an undertone of ‘do not feel sorry for me’ because you write as though these things were ‘normal’. I will definitely be first in line to buy your book! And I can’t wait!!!’- Melody Evans.******I remember drying my hair one day and deciding to hold the hot end of my mum’s new Braun 3000 hair dryer to the carpet – ‘just to see what happens’ – and then being surprised when I ended up with a black circle in the carpet, a smoking hair-dryer, and when my mum finally coaxed me out of the toilet, a beating so intense that I had an out-of-body experience.