brother. do. you. love. me: An Evening with Manni and Reuben Coe, hosted by Ali Hassan

June 17, 2024
7:00 pm EDT
1025 Queen Street West, Toronto ON

Join Manni and Reuben Coe to celebrate the Canadian launch of their memoir brother. do. you. love. me in Toronto at CAMH’s Arrell Family Foundation’s auditorium on Monday, June 17 at 7 pm. Moderated by Ali Hassan, this event will feature an unforgettable conversation about mental health, caregiving, and the bonds between siblings.

Registration is required. Books will be available for purchase from Caversham Booksellers, and a signing with the authors will follow.

This event is a partnership between CAMH Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, the Canadian Centre for Caregiving Excellence, and Greystone Books.


About the book:

Already a national bestseller in the United Kingdom, brother. do. you. love. me. is the story of two brothers, one with Down syndrome, and their extraordinary journey of resilience and repair. Living in a group home during the pandemic, Reuben hadn’t spoken for over a year. Increasingly isolated and cut off from those he loved, he sent a text message to his brother, Manni, that read: brother. do. you. love. me.

When Manni received this desperate message from his youngest brother, he knew everything had to change. He immediately left his life in Spain and moved with Reuben into an old farm cottage. In the stillness of winter, they began a moving journey of repair. Combining Manni’s tender words with Reuben’s powerful illustrations, their story of hope and resilience questions how we care for those we love, and demands that, through troubled times, we learn how to take better care of each other.


About Manni and Reuben Coe:

Manni Coe grew up in Yorkshire and Berkshire. He studied Latin American history culture at Edinburgh University which took him on adventures in South America before he finally settled in Andalucia, Spain. He now lives between Dorset and a tiny town called Archidona. He is the second of four brothers. He works as a private guide in Spain and around the world. brother. do. you. love. me. is his first book.

Reuben Coe grew up in Berkshire and is the youngest of four brothers. He completed a B-tech in Drama and has a passion for drawing. His art has been used by both Norwich and St Paul’s Cathedral and his range of Christmas cards helped raise funds for the NHS during the pandemic. brother. do. you. love. me. is his first book.


About Ali Hassan:

Ali Hassan is an actor, author, broadcaster, and comedian who has performed for audiences across Canada, in the United States and internationally.

Ali is the host of the CBC Radio hit stand-up comedy show Laugh Out Loud. For the past eight years he has been the host of Canada Reads, CBC’s nationally broadcast “Battle of the Books”.

Ali has appeared on the big screen in films such as the hockey hit Goon, Tammy’s Always Dying and My Spy. Ali is currently on television in the Peabody Award-winning Sort Of (CBC GEM, HBO Max) and Run The Burbs (CBC, Hulu). Some of his past TV roles include Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+), Designated Survivor (ABC, Netflix), Workin’ Moms (Netflix) and Odd Squad (PBS Kids).

A touring performer, Ali has taken his solo show Muslim Interrupted across Canada and to Scotland to perform at the world’s largest comedy festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2023, Ali began touring his latest one man show, based on his decade in the food industry, Does This Taste Funny? His comedic memoir ‘Is There Bacon in Heaven?’ was released in 2022 with Simon & Schuster.