How not to be a boy / Robert Webb.
Media class: Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781786890085 (hbk.) :
Additional information: 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black
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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 heartbreaking, this book 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.
Great read, funny, sad and compassionate and full of wisdom. I read it in 24 hours and I rarely do that with books. I didn't really know the author beforehand but will look up some of his work now.
How not to be a boy