Publication Date: 03/05/2018 ISBN: 9781786890115 Category:

How Not To Be a Boy

Robert Webb

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 03/05/2018 ISBN: 9781786890115 Category:
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man:
Don’t cry
Drink beer
Play rough
Don’t talk about feelings

Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.

Publisher Review

Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It's profound, touching, personal yet universal . . . I loved it -- J.K. ROWLING With enormous poignancy and insight . . . Webb's early portrait of himself as a hapless underdog navigating the boulder-strewn path of masculinity is vividly drawn and very funny . . . Echoes of Adrian Mole * * Guardian * * Takes us deftly from hilarity to heart-stopping hurt . . . A truly great read, full of heart -- DAWN FRENCH Frank and compelling . . . Laugh-out-loud funny . . . also, in parts, blink-back-tears sad. Why would I blink back tears rather than give full rein to the emotion? Well, Webb can explain * * Mail on Sunday * * Written with wit and clarity, How Not To Be a Boy is a funny, rueful, truthful book. I enjoyed every page -- STEPHEN FRY A brilliant telling of a sad story, it is also a manifesto for a change in attitudes . . . I laughed innumerable times and cried twice . . . You should give a copy to any young male you care about ***** * * S Magazine, Sunday Express * * A witty, honest coming-of-age story with a subtext that tackles masculinity and manhood. Webb has a storytelling skill many would kill for -- IAN RANKIN Funny, poignant, revealing * * Daily Telegraph * * Simply brilliant -- JOANNA LUMLEY Funny and wonderful and necessary -- SARAH MILLICAN

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