Real Men Don’t Do Therapy: A Portrait of A Beautiful Disaster

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Pub Date 01 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 26 Mar 2024

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Description

A SENSITIVE STORY OF IDENTITY, THE ROOTS WE HAVE AND THE ROUTES THAT OPEN UP BECAUSE OF THIS.

There’s Femi, who understands how intolerance shapes the present but lets his anger limit his relationships; Bluey, who fights misogyny in unhelpful ways; and Segun, who seems capable but succumbs to despair in the face of gender-based violence and child abuse.

THE TRUE TERROR LIES NOT IN THE JOURNEY.

It’s a beautiful tale that brings social justice into conflict with real-life justice and asks which should prevail.

BUT THE FINAL DESTINATION THEY ALL UNKNOWINGLY APPROACH.

Is falling in love enough, is that the best therapy? Will rescue fantasies, primordial rage and cocktail mixes drown out the pain?

OUTCOME

Sink or swim, whoever stops breathing starts living!


Editorial Reviews

'The prose of this book beautifully captures a sense of melancholy, offering a graceful exploration of challenging themes.'-Paul Liam, literary critic (Daily Review)

'It looks at how cruelty and intimacy intertwine and the choices that emerge each step of the way. Amazing story, It's definitely one of my favourites -Nicci Attfield (Reedsy Discovery)

'This is narrated in a quite captivating manner interspersed with quite a number of hilarious moments.'-Dr Jon Paul Teo

'The author has a gift for words and weaves indelible images in the reader's mind.'-Nivi Das

'An engaging and compelling read' -Dr Genevieve Goulding

'Skilfully unravels the burden of being black and living in Australia, offering a poignant depiction of the often-unspoken consequences of racism on psychological well-being.'-Dr Ben Chivaurah


Set in Brisbane, Australia, the story follows Femi, a Yoruba-born immigrant still navigating the complexities of his new homeland.

When a politician ignites a public debate on migration, Femi becomes deeply affected by the criticism, leading him to interpret every perceived slight as a personal attack. Struggling to find his place in this unfamiliar territory, he seeks the guidance of Dr Segun Agoro, a renowned psychiatrist. With his polished demeanour and unconventional taste in art, the enigmatic psychiatrist challenges Femi to observe without judgment.

As Femi delves into his African roots, unearthing buried memories and confronting past traumas, he unravels the complexities of his own identity. Simultaneously, Dr Agoro harbours his hidden struggles, yet expertly conceals them beneath a façade of sophistication.

This novel weaves two journeys: Femi's fight for acceptance and Dr. Agoro's descent into darkness. Expect vibrant prose, cultural insight, and psychological fiction delving into the depths of the human psyche.

A SENSITIVE STORY OF IDENTITY, THE ROOTS WE HAVE AND THE ROUTES THAT OPEN UP BECAUSE OF THIS.

There’s Femi, who understands how intolerance shapes the present but lets his anger limit his...


Advance Praise

'The prose of this book beautifully captures a sense of melancholy, offering a graceful exploration of challenging themes.'-Paul Liam, literary critic (Daily Review)

'It looks at how cruelty and intimacy intertwine and the choices that emerge each step of the way. Amazing story, It's definitely one of my favourites -Nicci Attfield (Reedsy Discovery)

'This is narrated in a quite captivating manner interspersed with quite a number of hilarious moments.'-Dr Jon Paul Teo

'The author has a gift for words and weaves indelible images in the reader's mind.'-Nivi Das

'An engaging and compelling read' -Dr Genevieve Goulding

'Skilfully unravels the burden of being black and living in Australia, offering a poignant depiction of the often-unspoken consequences of racism on psychological well-being.'-Dr Ben Chivaurah

'The prose of this book beautifully captures a sense of melancholy, offering a graceful exploration of challenging themes.'-Paul Liam, literary critic (Daily Review)

'It looks at how cruelty and...


Marketing Plan

First print run-5,000

Author tour information-TBA

Promotional plans- Ads running on Amazon, Facebook, Linkedin, Author website, book shop signing

Book Launch- 23/4/2024

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Appearances- 23.2.24 on the Intelligence Performance Podcast

https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/intelligent-performance/id1673127802

Book Launch- 23.3.24

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-real-men-dont-do-therapy-panel-discussion-on-mental-health-tickets-808691607367

Future dates are being finalised and will be advised shortly.

First print run-5,000

Author tour information-TBA

Promotional plans- Ads running on Amazon, Facebook, Linkedin, Author website, book shop signing

Book Launch- 23/4/2024

...


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ISBN 9780648623618
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PAGES 305

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