The online book launch will feature live music, spoken word, an opportunity to meet the face behind Brango Publishing Solutions, a dramatic reading of excerpts from Palooka and a Q&A with the author, James Thoo and his wife, Alicia Yik. (Book Purchase: www.jamesthoo.com)
Dramatic readings by Jon Tan, Kimberley Kiew, Pravind Paul, Kamil Haque & Stephanie Bovis
Live Rap Performance by Mike Merchant
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Thoo is an award-winning screenwriter, author and playwright, whose career in the arts has occupied the better part of the past 15 years — apart from his stint as a professional boxer when he was 27. He was editor of the industry-leading film website, Joblo.com, and has been published in global media channels including The Huffington Post and the New York Times.
YOU GOTTA FIGHT.
FOR YOUR RIGHT.
Screenwriter James Thoo's memoir launches at a time when its central theme of fighting for the win is more relevant than ever.
PALOOKA: 12 Rounds To Fatherhood addresses the millennial man's desire to raise a family, dissecting the modern male identity through the lens of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
His hilarious, raw and deeply personal account of the process — "one prolonged uppercut to the scrotum" — reveals the silent blows of infertility on the male psyche.
The book is must-have armour for men and women going through assisted reproduction treatments, IVF doctors trying to mentally prepare patients, and anyone yearning to be a parent.