Mark Barber


After the success of the international selling Urban Legends Uncovered, Mark decided to cross the murky and forbidden waters from non-fiction to fiction and so Bad at Being Bad was born.

The book has taken four years to complete and was born out of frustration of how modern businesses operate with their ridiculous and suffocating management procedures.

Mark's first hand business experience coupled with his life-long (and to be honest, quite disturbing) fascination with organised crime, gave him an idea; A surreal world where the world of organised crime tries to unite using the lunacy of modern day business management practices.

Urban Legends Uncovered also took 4 years to complete and started life as a self-published book, before Summersdale Publishing offered an attractive contract for a publishing deal.

Urban Legends Uncovered is an investigation into the sinister and moralistic world of Urban Legends, but with a witty and modern approach that sets it apart from others.

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Bad At Being Bad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,040. Language: British English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Living with his parents, rent-free and on the dole - life is stress-free and easy. However, when enticed by a job that sounds too good to be true, Steve is thrust into a surreal world where international organised crime is regulated by crazy bureaucracy and health and safety gone mad,and finds himself employed by a megalomaniac boss who is hell bent on that old cliché of world domination

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