Clune's teenage punchbag memoir snapped up by Coronet

Clune's teenage punchbag memoir snapped up by Coronet

Author and comedian Jackie Clune’s “painfully honest” memoir, I’m Just a Teenage Punchbag, has gone to Coronet.

Hannah Black, publisher at the Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet, has bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Robert Caskie of Caskie Mushens following a 120-page exclusive submission.

The book is described as the “funny, touching story of a middle aged housewife rebelling against ungrateful teenage children and a negligent husband”. 

Clune is a journalist, author, actress and singer based in East London. In 2004, she published her first novel Man of the Month Club (Quercus) and with Extreme Motherhood - The Triplet Diaries (Macmillan) published in 2006. She has written a monologue for BBC2 and is a regular contributor to various BBC radio shows.