Full Metal Cardigan

Full Metal Cardigan

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9781912280179

£9.99

Last week, social services referred their client who, once accepted to our team, became a service user and, on further review by the doctor, a patient.

 

He was found not to meet the eligibility criteria; he was a survivor but not with the right symptoms, an expert but with the wrong experience.

 

He was promptly discharged and ended the day as just a person.

 

Full Metal Cardigan is David Emery s first book and chronicles his adventures in social care, from enthusiastic volunteer to feral frontline worker, taking in abusive popstars, chanting cults, drug runs and interviewing a corpse.

 

He recounts how he gained international notoriety for cheating in a pancake race, encounters with the supernatural, High Court appearances, accidentally booking someone into Dignitas, one-inch death punches in Woolworths, waterboarding, psychotic psychopaths, plunger-wielding pregnant women and suicide attempts with rhubarb along the way.

 

This is a humorous look at life as a social worker: in turns both laugh-out-loud funny and mind-boggling