The Asylum Diaries

For some time now, we have not been completely happy with the title of our first novel. Of Madness and Folly, whilst being a masterclass of dark humour, sounded a little too much like an academic journal entry to our ears. So, we renamed it. And, in the process, had a whole new cover designed as well. The book is now entitled, The Asylum Diaries and you can find it on Amazon and the bookshelf of any discerning reader with a sense of humour, an ounce of empathy and a pulse. Buy it here. Unless you've already got a copy, of course, which I can't imagine wouldn't be the case!

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The Anxiety Guide: Book Launch!

The Anxiety Guide

We are unreasonably excited to announce that our latest book - The Anxiety Guide - is now available for both kindle and paperback. We are excited for a number of reasons. Firstly, this book is the first title in our new 'Self-Help for the Rest of Us' series. That series is dear to our hearts because it pretty much encapsulates the whole idea of Plastic Spoon. Secondly, we are excited because we happen to think that it's a pretty damn good book! Not only that, but we think it also offers a unique perspective on approaching anxiety. Here is the official blurb from the Amazon page: Many books currently offering solutions to anxiety are written by experts, theorists, or former...

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Self-Help for the Rest of Us

Plastic Spoon

We are very excited to announce our upcoming book series, Self-Help for the Rest of Us! This series captures the heart of what Plastic Spoon is really all about, or at least one of the three legs. To save repeating ourselves, we have summed-up that heart in the following blog post: [su_permalink id="252"][/su_permalink] Basically, if this book proves to be a bit of a duff idea, then the whole concept of Plastic Spoon needs rethinking. So, you know, no pressure! The books in this series will not answer every question you have about the issues under discussion, but they will offer suggestions that have been road-tested by people who have actually been there. We think that makes them fairly unique...

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The lunatics are running… EVERYTHING!

When I first told a friend about my ideas for Plastic Spoon Books - writings for, by and about those struggling with mental health or emotional well-being - he said, "Ah, so you're suggesting that the lunatics take over the asylum?" I smiled, as I shook my head gently. "No mate, I'm suggesting that the lunatics take over the asylum and the printing press and the whole fucking media. And, I'll tell you this - they already have! It's just a question of asking which particular lunatics we want running the joint." He smiled and offered me another can. "No thanks, mate. I'll be up all night." As it happened, I was up all night. Up all night thinking about...

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Paper and Ink submissions

Just a few more days left if you wanna get your submissions into the next issue of Paper & Ink literary zine. The theme this time around is Birth and Death. Deadline is Feb 5th! And if you don't know what Paper and Ink is, I don't know how you even have the gall to show yourself round here. Fuck off back to Fraggle Rock!

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