Billy No-Mates

How I Realised Men Have a Friendship Problem

Max Dickins

Billy No-Mates by Max Dickins (Paperback ISBN 9781838853549) book cover

Available as Paperback, Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

An honest, personal and funny look at male friendships, emotional connection and mental health

‘Where have all my friends gone?’

When Max Dickins decided to propose to his girlfriend, he realised there was no one he could call on to be his best man.

He quickly learned that he wasn’t the only man struggling with friendships. For decades, countless studies from across the world have confirmed that men have fewer close friends than women – and the problem gets worse the older men get. But what goes wrong? And what can men do about it? Dickins is going to find out.

Join Max on his funny and charmingly candid search as he takes a defibrillator to his social life. As he ultimately discovers that if he wants a Best Man, then he needs to be a better man.

“[Max Dickins] couldn’t think of anyone to be his best man. It was a realisation that triggered a poignant - and very funny - odyssey”
daily Mail

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“A funny but deeply uncomfortable read for those men … who have allowed their male friendships to wither”
sunday Times

“On the spot”

“A funny, meaty, informative read where [Max Dickins] uses himself as a hook to guide us through male friendships”

“Very funny, utterly charming and above all, wise, Billy No-Mates is not so much about getting the friendships you deserve, but deserving the friendships you’ve got”
Tim Dowling

Max Dickins

Max Dickins is the author of Billy No-Mates, which has been translated into multiple languages and is currently being adapted for television. On the page, his writing has been featured in the Observer, Sunday Times, Daily Mail and GQ. On the stage, Max’s critically acclaimed stage play Man on the Moor has toured nationally. On the airwaves, his radio show on Absolute Radio was nominated for a Sony Award. While on screen, Dickins has appeared numerous times on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Oh, and once he accidentally got addicted to Groupon deals: this sad (if quite amusing) experience spawning his first book, My Groupon Adventure.

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