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Dystopia

SKU: Q1003
From highflying Playboy editor to pathetic homeless alcoholic addict, Dystopia charts James Siddall’s Icarian fall from grace.

It’s the sobering tell-all tale of a young, successful, hubristic, hard-drinking journalist who in his meltdown becomes the scourge of pubs and shebeens around the country. Regularly found comatose, collapsed in a puddle of his own excesses, Siddall became a frequent patient in lock-down psychiatric wards. He finally confronted himself after being ordered by court to two years in rehab.

Dystopia punches hard in the solar plexus and in a world awash with so-called misery memoirs and vic-lit (victim literature) provides a new take on addiction. But far from being a mere account of sordidness and degradation – or “war story” – it also peels away the misconceptions about this disease. Dystopia delves deeply into the myths and misinformation surrounding addiction, a condition that’s been dubbed “the most democratic and painful of all diseases.”

About the Author

James Siddall currently works as a freelance writer, motoring journalist and media consultant.

Parameters of Book:
Sub-title:  From Glittering Media Career to Sordid Shebeen Gutter – and Back Again
Author: James Siddall
ISBN: 9781920601003
d-PUB ISBN: 9781920601010
ePUB ISBN: 9781920601027
mobi file ISBN: 9781920601034
Size (mm): 235x155mm
Pages: 216pp
Format: Trade Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: June 2013