Full Metal Cardigan
full metal cardigan
Subtitle Adventures on the Frontline of Social Work
By David Emery
Published By

Fledgling Press

ISBN 978-1-91228-017-9
Non-Fiction Genre biography
Publication Date 08/13/2018
Price 9.99
Paperback Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1912280175/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_m1IhCbRH4WJ29
Ebook Hyperlink https://www.amazon.co.uk/Full-Metal-Cardigan-Adventures-Frontline-ebook/dp/B07G4N8PHT/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


Full Metal Cardigan chronicles a career in social work; from eager volunteer filled with vim and vigour to exhausted frontline worker filled with Neurofen Plus and dread. It recounts the many memorable people and predicaments encountered on this journey, always seeking to balance comedy with compassion.

Authors Biography

David trained as an archaeologist but it soon became clear that he was more suited to working with the living than the dead. He moved into a career in health and social care and has written about his experiences for a broad range of publications. Full Metal Cardigan is his first book.


Good Read – average review 4.33 out of 5 I cannot recommend this book enough.
Amazon – average review 4.8 out of 5 Hilarious and heart-breaking.
Lost in a Good Book – Hilarious and moving. Book of the month
Gobuythebook.com – Full Metal Cardigan provided laughs from beginning to end.
Bookmust.com – Full Metal Cardigan is one of those rare books that had me laughing a lot and it was a delight to read.
Community Care Magazine – An Important Book

Leave a comment about this book:


  1. Absolutely loved it and read it through in one go.

  2. It’s a laugh out loud book – so funny!

  3. Hilarious page turner xxx

  4. This is is a fabulous book

  5. Legendary Read!

  6. Laugh? Laugh? I nearly cried!

  7. He’s a funny bloke that Emery

  8. A brilliant book, both funny and moving.

  9. Superb read, laughed ALOT!!!

  10. As funny as the writer himself. Self-deprecating and humane as well.

  11. A really good read, very funny and compassionate. It should be on the reading list for social work training courses.

  12. Hilarious and heartbreaking. Loved it!

  13. Loved it

  14. A thoroughly well written and hilarious read.Great book!

  15. Couldn’t stop reading, and laughing, and reading… incredibly well written and funny. Can’t recommend it enough!

  16. A great read and an hilarious account of being a social worker. Loved it!

  17. Brilliant read..
    Funny and warm.. Got all my colleagues to read it..

  18. Fantastic Book. Cried with laughter. David brings memories to life

  19. Brilliant book, funny and gentle, and I find myself thinking of anecdotes from it months after reading it

  20. Brilliant book!

  21. A perfect companion for Summer!

  22. Loved it! Brilliant read…waiting for your next book David Emery!

  23. Excellent book

  24. Fantastic read! Very Funny!

  25. Such an amazing read a real page turner,thoroughly enjoyed it humorous and mind boggling.

  26. Brilliant book very funny

  27. Great fun, past it around my family, and we all loved it!

  28. I’m not a social worker but this book kinda made me want to be one. Excellent read, very funny and great use of bad language

  29. Great read. You couldn’t make it up.

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