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Breaking Dad
Breaking Dad

Breaking Dad


356 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: March 2020

ISBN 9781912624492

Rights: US & CA

Mirror Books (Mar 2020)

Price: $15.95


"In December 2009 the national newspapers reported the arrest of a 'drug baron' with the biggest haul of crystal meth yet seen in this country. The accompanying photo was a mugshot of a scrawny, seedy looking bloke—the archetypal lowlife, a career crook, no doubt. And yet behind the headlines was a story the newspapers never discovered, a story more sensational than they could have wished for. This lowlife, this drug baron was in fact, just a few years before, a meek law-abiding suburban family man . . . He was my dad." James is just a normal student—insecure, smelly, geeky and a virgin to boot. His father is a middle class, middle-aged, and very well respected Jewish coin dealer. Their life is as good as it gets. Until one day James' father ditches Handel for Hard House and unexpectedly hits the gay club scene of London—trading in coin dealing for drug dealing. As James gets to grips with his new reality, will he save his broken dad or be dragged down with him? This is the incredible true story of how one well-to-do family man became Britain's most wanted meth dealer. For the first time, James, his son, tells the true story of their epic highs and crushing comedowns.


"Few stories are quite as extraordinary as this...As well as a story of a descent it's also a story of a rebirth." —Robert Elms BBC Radio London

Author Biography

James Lubbock is now happily married with children. He still sees his dad on a regular basis.