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Spring 2019 PGC Master Catalogue

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How Not To Be a Boy
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By (author): Robert Webb
9781786890115 Paperback, Trade English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Sep 13, 2019
$23.95 CAD
Forthcoming 5.08 x 7.79 x 0.83 in 336 pages colour plate sections Canongate Books

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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.

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-winningThat Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winningThat Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimedPeep Show. He also played Bertie Wooster in the acclaimed West End run ofJeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense. Robert has been a columnist for theDaily Telegraph and theNew 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

‘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

‘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 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

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