Matt Forde pokes fun at politics for Quercus

Matt Forde pokes fun at politics for Quercus

Quercus is publishing Politically Homeless by political satirist Matt Forde this October.

Katy Follain, non-fiction publisher, bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the book from Avalon. 

Politically Homeless is described as "part memoir, part behind-the-scenes insider view" and as "a fascinating and funny book for anyone who feels annoyed by the current state of politics". 

Explaining how Forde's love affair with politics was shaken with the rise of Corbyn, Brexit and Trump, the synopsis reads: "Exploring themes such as tribalism, the curse of complacency and why some politicians refuse to speak normally, Politically Homeless is a hugely entertaining book of (often hilarious) personal stories and thought-provoking insights into this complicated world. And despite everything, Matt’s passion is still there.

"Through hosting his award-winning weekly podcast, ‘The Political Party’ (over five million downloads) involving interviews with some of politics’ most powerful and notorious figures including Tony Blair, Nicola Sturgeon, Sadiq Khan, Michael Heseltine, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg and performing critically acclaimed stand-up comedy shows, Matt has been able to keep enough faith that politics will get better. Maybe."

The book will be published on 8th October 2020.

Forde said: "I’ve always loved politics, but for moderates like me, the last few years have been hell. If you’ve found the last few years unbearable, this book is for you. I hope it helps you find some peace in this world. That said, if you are a populist demagogue, give it a go, you might like it."

Follain said: "Matt Forde has a brilliant gift for poking fun at politics and politicians, while also showing huge respect for this complex industry. His passion comes from caring deeply for those who are less fortunate, and from knowing that a government can make or break a country and its people. He’s got some fantastic and funny stories where more often than not nobody – including Matt – comes out of it looking good. I know so many people who are feeling disillusioned, and for whom this book will speak volumes while making them laugh at the same time."