A failure at most things but not storytelling, this is Mick Channon Jnr's finest book to date. This is also his first book. Framed within the tribulations of a turbulent year in a racing yard, How's Your Dad? examines the relationship between a father and son.
Mick Channon Snr, an arthritic workaholic and "grumpy old bastard", played football at the highest level for over twenty years. Almost uniquely, he followed up this sporting career with another, scaling the heights of racing. Mick Channon Jnr had plenty to live up to and despite enjoying the benefits of such a heritage he felt that pressure, as well as the relative anonymity of always being 'Mick's son'.
Reviews: 'While Mick Channon Jnr may have embraced failure, it would appear that, in penning How s Your Dad? he has stumbled upon something he might be exceptional at - writing.' Marcus Armytage, The Telegraph 'Expletives lace the paragraphs — but so do laughs and the occasional wince.' Marcus Townend, Daily Mail
'If you buy only one racing themed book this year, this should be it.' The Racing Forum