Like a lot of people, Ben went to school, then college and eventually grew up and got a responsible job, a house and a family.
And then his mid-life crisis kicked in.
Realising that life was in danger of becoming all too serious, Ben started writing. Not in the way that Forest Gump started running, but at least he started.
He wrote on steamed up mirrors in the bathroom to make his children smile. Eventually he graduated to making up stories to entertain his kids at bed-time.
For some reason his boys didn’t seem interested in his tales of everyday life, relationships, family trauma, farce and the occasional bit of debauchery. His 12 year old son preferred JK someone or other.
Following his short-lived career as a children’s author, Ben now concentrates on writing stories for grown-ups. He writes for people who have lived, loved, worked, strived and suffered – people like him. People like you.
Ben has a gift for finding humour where others just find pain; and also for finding pain where others find humour.
Ben lives in South West London with his two boys, his dog and his constant stream of girlfriends. He dreams a lot too.
Six Months to Get a Life
Graham Hope had it all – a wife, two perfect children, a detached house in the suburbs and a huge TV.
He now has an ex-wife, lives in his parents’ spare room and gets the kids and the dog at weekends.
He might be lost and lonely, but Graham is not a victim. Six months from today he will be forty-three. He vows to sort this mess out by his birthday. He gives himself six months to get a life.
Will Graham play a meaningful role in his boys’ lives?
Will his mates take him under their wing?
More importantly, will Graham ever have sex again?
Sample Six Months to Get a Life - Extract 1
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