Troubador Upside In

Released: 28/08/2021

ISBN: 9781800463622

eISBN: 9781800466043

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Upside In

An Interactive Introspective


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.

This is a really clever way to tell a story. The use of QR code’s adds an innovative angle and takes the reader even deeper into an already immersive story. Some difficult topics here, but you can’t help but keep reading. A fascinating and engaging account.

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Scott  Hughes

Scott was born into the great hurricane of '87, in Hammersmith, London. He moved across the country before settling down for a career including NHS, product ownership, and theme park management. Then in 2019 he experienced another whirlwind, this time of his own doing, which led to first time authorship.

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