How Not To Be a Boy
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Robert Webb tried to follow the rules for being a man:
Don't talk about feelings
Looking back over his life he asks whether these rules are actually any use. To anyone.
Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It's profound, touching, personal yet universal ... I loved it -- J.K. ROWLING Takes us deftly from hilarity to heart-stopping hurt ... A truly great read, full of heart -- DAWN FRENCH Written with wit and clarity, How Not to Be a Boy is a funny, rueful, truthful book. I enjoyed every page -- STEPHEN FRY 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 Timely and candid, told with great humour, warmth and compassion. A much-needed contribution to the vital conversation about the damage gender can do -- JUNO DAWSON Simply brilliant -- JOANNA LUMLEY
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. He also played Bertie Wooster in the acclaimed West End run of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Robert has been a columnist for the Daily 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