Upside In is a white-knuckle true story of a life to date, which takes you through every emotion imaginable in the life of Scott Hughes. Its writing-style is refreshingly personal, doing away with any sense of disparity between author and reader but instead ‘you and I’, and as such you are swept along with Scott through his, at times, hilarious and tragic upbringing, education, and career, arriving at 2019... a tempestuous year to say the least, and the book's focus.
Readers will tag along for an eventful and, sometimes, utterly disgusting account of prison life, as well as homelessness, addiction, rehab, and more critical matters such as how to assemble a salad and what the greatest album of all time is, before arriving at a poignant final chapter and shot at redemption.
Different types of QR codes are interspersed throughout the book to offer a fully immersive and multi-sensory literary experience like no other.
All in all this is a communal pilgrimage through the motions of emotion, to the depths and back, and a stirring observation on humanity, mental health, love, loss, life, and poppadoms.