Monoray, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired Where Did I Go Right?: How The Left Lost Me by comedian and writer Geoff Norcott.
The TV satirist’s memoir is about growing up in a Labour household, but ultimately voting Tory – and understanding why the working classes have deserted the Left.
Jake Lingwood, publisher of Monoray, acquired world all languages rights from Sophie Chapman at Troika Talent. It will be published on 13th May 2021 priced at £14.99.
In the book, Norcott attempts to understand why he ended up voting for the "bad guys" when he "should have been Labour through and through". The memoir is described as "warm, honest and laugh out loud funny" and "the perfect place to start if you want to understand why in Britain, blue-collar Conservatism might be here to stay".
Norcott is known for his appearances on BBC2’s "The Mash Report", BBC1’s "Mock The Week", and BBC Radio 4’s "The News Quiz." In 2019 he also fronted his own BBC2 documentary "How The Middle Class Ruined Britain". As a comedy writer, his credits meanwhile extend to "Have I Got News for You", "Frankie Boyle’s New World Order", "8 Out of 10 Cats", "A League of Their Own" and the BBC1 sitcom "King Gary".
Lingwood said: "Geoff has written a really smart, funny memoir, that is so entertaining, but that also really gets to the heart of why the working classes have deserted Labour. Whatever your voting persuasion, if you’re interested in either modern politics – or brilliantly witty comedy— then you will love Where Did I Go Right?"
Norcott commented: "I’m delighted to be working with a brilliant publisher such as Monoray. Between 2010 and 2019 I voted for the Conservatives four times. Where Did I Go Right? charts how I came to politically defy the expectation of my background and–indeed–my parents. I’ve also tried to capture the tumultuous democratic roller-coaster of the past few years and understand why we all became a bit militant and deranged. Like my on-stage comedy, I want this book to be something a bit different."
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