Remember to Breathe

Remember to Breathe

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Remember to Breathe is a rom-com and rites of passage story, a tale of taking on life in your late twenties, that time when you think you know everything, but slowly come to appreciate you know little to nothing. It is Bridget Jones from the other side of the gender divide, the story of Samuel Grant, a story set in London, in the late 90's, at the Millennium's turn. Samuel Grant is an archetypal male figure, he is "that guy", the one you'll naturally love to hate, and yet can't help forgive and love just a little - because there's a little bit of Samuel Grant in all of us. The book is supported by a number of unique and exciting media elements including an original short film, an interactive questionnaire, a YouTube channel, a Spotify playlist and a LoveFilm channel. These are all collected on the website which has just been awarded a Valuable Content award for its unique take on content marketing. The short film is also currently being developed into a longer version for entry in the BAFTA short film category
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Rochester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1909273007
  • 9781909273009

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SAMUEL GRANT IS A COMPLETE ORIGINAL Sue Magee, reviewing for The Bookbag "I thought I would dislike him. I wanted to dislike him, but I couldn't. Even in the depths of self-pity and self-loathing you sense Samuel Grant knows exactly what he's doing - that he's watching and judging the performance. He's blisteringly funny. I laughed myself to tears. Remember to Breathe is character driven rather than plot driven. You can attach all sorts of tags to it - rom-com, coming-of-age - but if you enjoy characters who come off the page and behave outrageously and a storyline that's insightful then this could well be the book for you. I do hope that there'll be a sequel." SEX, DESPAIR & THE INTERNET BOOM Daisy Buchanan, reviewing for Sabotage Times "Pont's narrative pace alternates between the breakneck giddiness of a nihilistic night out, and the sad, slow burn of healing and waiting. Sam's experiences are so well drawn and the novel's powerful sense of place, with certain parts of London described so vividly, that I can smell them - and the social history angle, which evokes the recent past in a way that is always accurate and interesting without veering towards the sentimental. The main strength of Remember to Breathe is its honesty about men, women and how they hurt each other. It's frank about the way that feminism and femininity has been politicised and masculinity marginalised as a series of trends. And Sam's advertising role gives Pont the opportunity to reflect on how lives are ruined by sloganeering - Having It All is always going to clash with Happy Ever After. It holds its own as a Generation Y coming of age title, and reminds us that no-one is immune from being derailed by extreme emotion, no matter how grown up you think you are."
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About Simon Pont

Simon Pont is a writer, commentator and brand-builder. His agency career includes being part of Saatchi & Saatchi and Naked Communications, the pioneers of Communications Planning. Hollywood movie studios, Icelandic investment banks, British chocolate bars and Middle Eastern airlines figure amongst his time on the inside of Adland. Simon is the Chief Strategy Officer at agency network Vizeum, and an EACA Effies judge. Simon is the author of 'The Better Mousetrap: Brand Invention in a Media Democracy' and 'Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything'.
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Rating details

29 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 38% (11)
4 28% (8)
3 17% (5)
2 7% (2)
1 10% (3)
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