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  • Published: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448177288
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 48

Do What The F**k I Say


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An illustrated tongue-in-cheek poem dealing with the problems of parenthood

A poem for every parent pushed to the edge of sanity by their unruly offspring, Sebastian Melmoth II’s Do What The Fuck I Say provides a uniquely irreverent perspective on the frustrations of parenthood, featuring 48 pages of dynamic colour illustrations.

A refreshingly frank and riotously funny depiction of the unspoken parental trials of frazzled fathers and maddened mums alike, Melmoth’s poem is a breath of fresh air for any parent who has ever been tempted to tell their little darlings to Do What The Fuck I Say.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448177288
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 48

About the Authors

Sebastian Melmoth II

Sebastian Melmoth II is one of the most unknown poets of his time. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth but having lost all of his riches in the great recession of the 70s, Melmoth II chose to dedicate his time to his art, rather than the making of money. A modest character, Melmoth II has often been described as a ‘near-recluse’ and criticised by his loyal following for refusing to perform his poetry in public.

Felix Dennis

Publisher and poet Felix Dennis was one of Britain's most colourful maverick millionaires. Imprisoned in 1971 as co-editor of OZ magazine and acquitted on appeal, he founded his own magazine publishing company in 1973 and made millions with the sale of Personal Computer World and MacUser in the mid-eighties. Today, Dennis Publishing remains a privately owned company with headquarters in London and New York City. Titles include The Week, Auto Express, Maxim, Men's Fitness and Computer Shopper. Following a life-threatening illness, his first collection of poetry, A Glass Half Full was published by Hutchinson and the second, Lone Wolf, in 2004. Eight more collections followed, accompanied by sell-out reading tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection is awarded yearly, as part of the Forward Prizes for Poetry. As a lover of trees, his lifetime ambition was the planting of a large native broadleaf forest in Warwickshire. He had homes in England, the USA, St Vincent and the Grenadines and died of cancer in June 2014 at his home in Warwickshire.


Praise for Do What The F**k I Say

“He writes the most profound poetry about the most simple natural things.”

Benjamin Zephaniah

“Marvellous stuff...the best poet writing in the English language.”

Tom Wolfe

“He is the very essence of English poetry - lyrical, rhythmic, emotional.”

Jon Snow

“The uncrowned Poet Laureate...he writes in the language of the soul.”

Christopher Rush


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