Not Today, Fred: A Novel

Not Today, Fred: A Novel

by Brandon Helms
Not Today, Fred: A Novel

Not Today, Fred: A Novel

by Brandon Helms


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A new romantic comedy with a psychological twist, Brandon Helms’s first novel blends literary humor about overcoming depression with practical advice on how to build yourself up with the help of others.

James Wright has a perfect job, a loving sister, and a caring best friend. Still, he’s unable to shake the cloud of despair—Fred, he’s named it—following him day in, day out. When Fred isn’t causing James to fantasize about committing suicide, James settles for daydreams about his beautiful coworker, Alexis.

One day, James musters up the courage to ask Alexis out, and his life starts to change drastically. Soon, Fred no longer has its hold on James. Yet loving someone with emotional baggage isn’t an easy road, and James finds out Alexis herself isn’t without her own afflictions.

Not Today, Fred offers readers the chance to put themselves in James’s shoes to learn about self-discovery through positive relationships.

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ISBN-13: 9781887043694
Publisher: White River Press
Publication date: 02/26/2020
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Brandon Helms is from Pittsburgh, where he grew up with his mother, father, and two brothers. He later moved to Chicago, where he went to law school and practiced as a lawyer. In 2014, he moved to Detroit and became an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting fraud and other white-collar crimes.

Though he's written countless legal documents, he found this work to be somewhat constraining-fiction has allowed him to get in touch with his creative side. He is also an avid runner and exercises religiously. He, his wife, and their two children currently live in a suburb of Detroit. Not Today, Fred is his first novel.

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