Dancing With Disorder
When One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Prozac Nation join forces with Trainspotting, they create Dancing With Disorder.
“Courageous, wise, humorous and thought-provoking.”
Paul Dalton’s worst nightmare has become reality.
Trapped in an asylum, he is forced to confront the truths that drove him there – the wild lifestyle with his rock ‘n’ roll friends, the origins of his unidentifiable mental disorder and the consequences of the choices that destroyed his relationships.
“A valuable glimpse into institutions and the minds of those unfortunate enough to find themselves therein.”
Locked away for the safety of himself and everyone in his life, his only chance of salvation is to confront the nature of his existence, to master the good and evil that rages inside of him, and to hope those he loves offer him one last chance at redemption.
“One of the most insightful works I’ve read on mental health problems in men.”
Dancing With Disorder is a remarkable story about the causes and effects of mental illness, infusing intense themes with empathy, humour and compassion. Drawing on his experiences as both a patient and a professional, Andrew Lawes has crafted a book which challenges everything you think you know about the mind, the world around you and what it means to be human.
"Very well-written and a real page-turner. I would recommend it to anyone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
"It communicates a deep understanding of troubled individuals who suffer from the challenges of mental disorders ... an easy-to-read, surprising and subtly moving chronicle.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
"It was hard to put the book down until I finished reading ... the author's understanding of grief and of the power of love has obviously come from his own experience, and his honesty, courage and compassion can only be admired. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
"The characters Andrew Lawes created were well fleshed out and the relationships between them and the friendships they shared felt real, more so really than any other book I've ever read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
The FPL Nightmare: How to Lose the World’s Greatest Mini-League in 38 Simple Steps
All Lawes wants is to win The League of Gentlemen, yet the FPL Gods are evil and conspire against him.
For six years, Andrew Lawes has been tortured by Fantasy Premier League. Beaten by his friends every season and crushed by their mockery, he is desperate to retire from the game that ruins so many of his weekends. By virtue of a challenge from King Ding, the division's reigning champion, he can only do so by finally winning the League of Gentlemen.
For the 2019-20 season, Lawes kept journals of his attempts to achieve his mission, hoping it would drive him to reach greater heights and bring an end to his misery. Nobody could have predicted the story that would unfold, the characters that would emerge and the emotional drama that would arise. It is a tale not even the FPL Gods themselves could have conjured up.
The FPL Nightmare II: The Crying, the Hits and the VAR Probe
The FPL Gods refuse to allow Lawes to wake up from his Fantasy Premier League nightmare.
Following another season of humiliating defeat, Andrew Lawes is forced to endure a further year of the game that brings him to despair. This time, the challenge is even greater. With new contenders flocking to the League of Gentlemen and the global pandemic wreaking havoc, Lawes will have to be at his very best to achieve his dream of retiring as champion.
What began as a humorous journal of misery has evolved into something far greater. This is a story of perseverance, dedication and heart, a tale of devastating lows and glorious highs, where a small group of people combine to create something very special. It is an epic chronicle of refusing to accept defeat, in the face of overwhelming evidence saying it’s better to surrender. For the Gentlemen, this simple game has come to mean everything.
The FPL Nightmare III: The Lawes Rank Redemption
Lawes gave himself one more chance to complete the King’s Quest. Now, he’s on the verge of the top 10k.
After eight seasons of misery, Andrew Lawes can take no more. This is his last stand, his final opportunity to win the League of Gentlemen, and it’s all or nothing. A new strategy has taken him to the brink of glory, with both the title and a top 10k finish within his grasp. Will this epic saga end with a fairytale finish? Or will the FPL Gods condemn him to the ultimate FPL Nightmare?
The stunning conclusion to the FPL Nightmare trilogy is the book the FPL Gods fear you will read, as it demonstrates how an average player once ranked 4.8m can rise to the game’s elite, one gameweek at a time. The series is the fantasy sports version of The Lord of the Rings, filled with tales of bravery, heartbreak, courage and triumph. This unforgettable finale will change how you view FPL forever.
The Complete FPL Nightmare Trilogy: The Epic Quest From A 4.8m Rank To A Top 0.1% Finish
Lawes is desperate to retire from FPL. To do so, he must become great at the game.
The challenge has been set. In order to end his FPL Nightmare, Andrew Lawes must first become a champion. The problem is he’s never once finished inside the top 500k, and within a few gameweeks of starting the King’s Quest, he’s down way past 4m. Meanwhile, the leaders of the League of Gentlemen are threatening the top 10k. Can Lawes learn the lessons of his failures, change his strategy and emerge triumphant? Or will the evil FPL Gods condemn him to a nightmare from which he can never be awoken?
The FPL Nightmare Trilogy epitomises the fantasy in Fantasy Premier League, telling the story of one man’s epic journey from woeful incompetence to borderline brilliance. It is a tale that gives hope to every FPL manager facing their own struggles, showing how even the most average of players can rewrite their destiny. Will Lawes suffer a tragedy comparable to the Red Wedding? Or can he reach the pinnacle of Mount Doom and soar with the eagles?
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