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  • Published: 4 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473547209
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Don't Be a Dick Pete

Iron man. Alpha male. Danny Dyer fanatic. Shagger. Meet Pete. He's Stuart Heritage's younger brother. And he's a dick.

Stuart Heritage got where he is today by being decent, thoughtful, hardworking and kind. He is, in short, a model citizen. The favourite son.

His younger brother Pete is quick-tempered, peevish and aggressively pig-headed and, for a while, known to his friends as 'Shagger'.

But now, Stu has returned to his hometown to discover that Pete has taken his place.

Don’t Be A Dick, Pete is a hilarious examination of home and family; sons, fathers, fatherhood, sibling relationships and how hard it is to move on in a system that’s loaded with several decades of preconceived ideas about you.

  • Pub date: 4 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473547209
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Stuart Heritage

Stuart Heritage has written for the Guardian since 2009. His weekly column about his young son ‘Man With a Pram’ ran in the paper’s Family section between 2015-16. He founded a celebrity news site called Hecklerspray (Metro’s Best British Blog in 2007 and the Observer top 50 most powerful blogs in the world in 2008) and has written for Vanity Fair, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Red, Marie Clare, the NME, Shortlist, Time Out and the Radio Times. He lives in Ashford, Kent.

Praise for Don't Be a Dick Pete

“Almost unfairly funny”

Hadley Freeman

“I loved it so much I read it in one fell swoop. Fantatically funny but also so touching”

India Knight

“Every person I know is going to love this book. I can’t imagine anyone reading this book and not being in love with it. He is incomparable in terms of his voice and observational lens… No one writes about the incidentals and the characteristics of British life better than him”

Dolly Alderton

“This is (very, very) funny, but it's also a story about brothers and families and home, and it's as warm as it is rude”


“Hilarious ... a touching take on modern masculinity and family”


“Warm and furious and just hilarious”

Marina O'Loughlin

“Really funny, and ultimately very touching”

Marian Keyes

“I think it's BRILLIANT”

Xan Brooks

“I love it. I have laughed and cried on numerous occasions. So much of it reminds me of my own suburban upbringing that its terrifying... brilliantly written.”

Tracy Ramsden

“The book is a fun, witty, boisterous look at what it means to be a brother, to share that history and to make memories. And it’s a nice break from the ‘traditional’ biographic fare, although I suspect its greatest appeal will be, naturally, for brothers.”

Jade Craddock, Nudge

“Packed with hilarious stories but… also a touching take on modern masculinity and family”


“A memoir focusing on fraternal ties, it is an unconventionally uproarious take on what it is like to have a brother whom you love, but, oddly, have absolutely nothing in common with”


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