Billy No-Mates is published by Canongate Books in paperback at £10.99.
How I Realised Men Have a Friendship Problem
“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.