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  • Published: 4 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473547209
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

Don't Be a Dick Pete

Iron man. Alpha male. Danny Dyer fanatic. Shagger. Meet Pete. He's Stuart Heritage's younger brother. And he's a dick.

Stuart Heritage got where he is today by being decent, thoughtful, hardworking and kind. He is, in short, a model citizen. The favourite son.

His younger brother Pete is quick-tempered, peevish and aggressively pig-headed and, for a while, known to his friends as 'Shagger'.

But now, Stu has returned to his hometown to discover that Pete has taken his place.

Don’t Be A Dick, Pete is a hilarious examination of home and family; sons, fathers, fatherhood, sibling relationships and how hard it is to move on in a system that’s loaded with several decades of preconceived ideas about you.

  • Published: 4 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473547209
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the author

Stuart Heritage

Stuart Heritage has written for the Guardian since 2009. His weekly column about his young son ‘Man With a Pram’ ran in the paper’s Family section between 2015-16. He founded a celebrity news site called Hecklerspray (Metro’s Best British Blog in 2007 and the Observer top 50 most powerful blogs in the world in 2008) and has written for Vanity Fair, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Red, Marie Clare, the NME, Shortlist, Time Out and the Radio Times. He lives in Ashford, Kent.

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Praise for Don't Be a Dick Pete

The book is a fun, witty, boisterous look at what it means to be a brother, to share that history and to make memories. And it’s a nice break from the ‘traditional’ biographic fare, although I suspect its greatest appeal will be, naturally, for brothers.

Jade Craddock, Nudge

Every person I know is going to love this book. I can’t imagine anyone reading this book and not being in love with it. He is incomparable in terms of his voice and observational lens… No one writes about the incidentals and the characteristics of British life better than him

Dolly Alderton

I loved it so much I read it in one fell swoop. Fantatically funny but also so touching

India Knight

I love it. I have laughed and cried on numerous occasions. So much of it reminds me of my own suburban upbringing that its terrifying... brilliantly written.

Tracy Ramsden

I think it's BRILLIANT

Xan Brooks

Almost unfairly funny

Hadley Freeman

Really funny, and ultimately very touching

Marian Keyes

This is (very, very) funny, but it's also a story about brothers and families and home, and it's as warm as it is rude


Hilarious ... a touching take on modern masculinity and family


Warm and furious and just hilarious

Marina O'Loughlin

Packed with hilarious stories but… also a touching take on modern masculinity and family


The funniest book of the year. Disclaimer: may induce hysteria.


A memoir focusing on fraternal ties, it is an unconventionally uproarious take on what it is like to have a brother whom you love, but, oddly, have absolutely nothing in common with


Really funny and crazy.

Bob Odenkirk