I’m James Breakwell, Twitter-famous non-celebrity and author of The Chosen Twelve, How to Be a Man (Whatever That Means), and a whole mess of comedy parenting books. And now I have a Substack account I think you’re really going to like.

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Comedy writer. Pig owner. Father of four daughters ages eleven and under. Internet famous. Real life nobody.