How Not to be a Boy

Robert Webb
AUD $29.99
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Following ten series of the award-winning Peep Show, comes part-memoir, part call-to-arms from the award-winning and hilariously funny Robert Webb.

Rules For Being A Man:
Don't Cry
Love Sport
Play Rough
Drink Beer
Don't Talk About Feelings

But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.

Hilarious and heart-breaking, How Not to Be a Boyexplores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren't the Luke Skywalker of your life - you're actually Darth Vader.

Author bio:

Robert Webb has been a male for his whole life. As such, he has been a boy in a world of fighting, pointless posturing, and the insistence that he stop crying. As an adult man, he has enjoyed better luck, both in his work as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show. Robert has been a columnist for The Telegraph and The New Statesman, and now lives in London with his wife and daughters, where he continues trying to be funny and to fumble beyond general expectations of manhood.
@arobertwebb

Category: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781786890092
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate Trade
Pub Date: September 2017
Page Extent: 336
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Memoirs

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