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Jake Lingwood, Publisher of Monoray (part of the Octopus Publishing Group) has acquired Don’t Panic! All the Stuff the Expectant Dad Needs to Know by George Lewis.

Written by award-winning comedy writer, George Lewis, Don’t Panic! is the essential book for new dads, preparing them for the confusing, emotional – and funny – rollercoaster ahead.

From birth to pre-school, EVERYTHING you need to know is covered. The book is packed with useful tips, inside knowledge and hilarious real-life stories from George’s friends and fellow comedians, who know exactly what it’s like to take your first steps as a new parent, including, Adam Kay, Andy Parsons, Carl Donnelly, Elis James, Iain Stirling, Ivo Graham, Jen Brister, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Matt Crosby, Rich Hall, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane & Sindhu Vee.

‘So funny you’ll be glad you’re having a baby!’ – Josh Widdicombe

‘Great advice – funny enough to read if it wasn’t’ – Romesh Ranganathan

Jake Lingwood said of the acquisition, ‘A new parenting classic for dads seems to come around about every 10 years – and this is the new dad on the block. George has absolutely nailed the art of combining friendly, accessible, good advice, with being laugh-out-loud funny. I look forward to DON’T PANIC selling for years and years to come.’

Don’t Panic! will be published by Monday on 3rd February 2022, priced £12.99. You can pre-order on Amazon here or from a local independent bookshop here.