Comedian George Lewis has written a book offering advice to new fathers.
DON'T PANIC! All The Stuff The Expectant Dad Needs To Know will be published in February 2022.
Publishers Monoray explain: "Written by award‐winning comedy writer George Lewis, DON'T PANIC! is the essential book for new dads, preparing them for the confusing, emotional ‐ and funny ‐ rollercoaster ahead.
"From birth to pre‐school, EVERYTHING you need to know is covered. The book is packed with useful tips, inside knowledge and hilarious real‐life stories from George's friends and fellow comedians, who know exactly what it's like to take your first steps as a new parent."
Fellow comedians Adam Kay, Andy Parsons, Carl Donnelly, Elis James, Iain Stirling, Ivo Graham, Jen Brister, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Matt Crosby, Rich Hall, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane and Sindhu Vee are amongst those who have contributed to the book.
Providing a quote for the cover, Widdicombe said of the book: "So funny you'll be glad you're having a baby!", whilst Ranganathan commented: "Great advice ‐ funny enough to read if it wasn't."
George Lewis lives in Manchester with his wife and his two children, a boy and a girl, fourteen months apart. He worked as a copywriter, before becoming a stand-up. His early days in comedy included success in the 2015 Amused Moose Laugh Off and 2016 Leicester Mercury Comedian Of The Year new act finals. Since he has gone on to appear in show such as Stand Up Sketch Show, and host Top Gear Extra Gear. He also presents Britpopcast for Radio X, and writes his own weekly football column ‐ Funny Old Game ‐ in The Times.
He says: "Becoming a dad is the most brilliant, terrifying and confusing thing you'll ever experience and most of us go into it not having a clue what we're doing. There's a few good books on the market that tell you how to sterilise a bottle and change a nappy, but they don't really prepare you for how it feels to be a dad. That advice came from my mates. So, that's what this book is ‐ a book full of all the practical AND emotional stuff your mates would tell you, with the help of some of mine. I've got to admit that it does really help that a lot of my mates are comedians though!"
Publisher Jake Lingwood adds: "A new parenting classic for dads seems to come around about every 10 years - and this is the new dad on the block. George has absolutely nailed the art of combining friendly, accessible, good advice, with being laugh‐out‐loud funny. I look forward to DON'T PANIC selling for years and years to come."