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How Not to be a Boy by Robert Webb (signed)

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Author: Robert Webb

This first edition copy of How Not to be a Boy is signed by the author, 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 adored mother to becoming a husband and father, Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. 

Hilarious and heartbreaking, How Not To Be a Boy explores 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.

"The thing that really lifts what is already a very funny and moving book is the grace and gratitude with which Webb remembers the goodwill of those who made him and those he left behind. Grief, as he says, is the echo of love." - Frank Cottrell-Boyce, The New Statesman

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.2 x 22 cm