Join us with the new sensation who is Nick Pettigrew, with his secret diary of An Anti Social Behaviour . The First 100 customers to register will receive a signed bookplated copy of the book.
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