Soft Lad: A collection of stories (about me)


In ‘Soft Lad’, Grimmy will share his outlooks, surprising obsessions, the things that have shaped him and his personal experiences with the world. From his move from Oldham, Greater Manchester, to the bright lights of London, to his 14-year career climbing to the helm of the Radio 1 breakfast show, he’ll discuss everything from his love of music through to self-care, partying, life-changing nights out, growing up, Red Nose Day, coming out, dogs, family, ADHD, Catholicism, and all that he’s seen in-between. These are Grimmy’s stories of things gone right and wrong across his life and career so far, with all the highs and lows and everything in-between.


‘Hilarious and quintessentially Nick. Unapologetically himself always, and that’s what I love the most’ DUA LIPA

‘Very funny, very sweet and full of charm — a bit like the man himself’ GRAHAM NORTON

Soft Lad is not my autobiography. It’s not a spicy tell-all on the perils of being mildly famous and the thrill of talking absolute breeze on the radio for 14 years. It’s a collection of stories: stories on life, loves, death, fears, obsessions, nights out, growing up and making dreams come true. But the best thing is (*spoiler alert*) . . they are all stories about ME, in one way or another.

Soft Lad isn’t chronological like a traditional memoir, starting at birth and ending with death – I’m still (at the point of writing) very much alive. I wanted to write something that had snapshots of the formative moments of my life up to now, with coming-of-age tales that capture a moment or a feeling. Some, I hope will make you laugh, and some, are emotional AF, so I’m afraid these might make you cry… They’re all honest, unfiltered and I’m proud to be sharing them with you. I hope you enjoy them.

Additional information

Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 21.4 × 13.2 × 2.4 cm



Hodder & Stoughton








791.44028092 (edition:23)


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