Rokkitnite's Book is out now!
Posted by tcook on Fri, 05 Jun 2009
We Can't All Be Astronauts by Tim Clare (our very own rokkitnite) has just been published by Ebury Press. There is a link to the Amazon sales page at the end of this article.
"Right!' My Dad slammed his fist against the dashboard. 'If you want to die let's f***ing die together!' 'Dad...don't', I said, referring to the profanity rather than the death-threat. But my father was lost in his own private Thelma and Louise moment. His sleep-deprived eyes were like ping-pong ball halves. His heel hit the accelerator'.
Tim Clare had always dreamed of greatness; of writing a critically-acclaimed bestseller and quitting the rat-race of everyday life. The problem was that his friends had got there first and he was...well...nowhere. Seething with envy, single and still living with his parents, he decided to have one last shot at getting his masterpiece published. After all, things couldn't get any worse. Could they? From grovelling shamelessly to Jeffrey Archer on a reality TV show to a fraught encounter with The Most Powerful Woman in Publishing, a spectacular mental breakdown to an excruciating suicide pact moment with his dad, Tim soon finds the answer is a resounding 'yes'.
Tim Clare is a writer and performer. He has has appeared on Radio 1 and 2, written for the Guardian and The Times, and presented the Channel 4 series How To Get A Book Deal. As a stand-up poet he performs at clubs and festivals across the UK, including Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds and Reading, and is a resident at Time Out Critic's Choice awarded sell-out literary cabaret club Homework.
‘A fantastic writer—his prose contains both the bumbling charm of Jon Ronson and the splenetic bile of Charlie Brooker.’ The Bookseller
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