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...this is less a righteous manifesto for the modern man than a highly personal story that might just resonate with others and give them confidence to talk, too.
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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 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.

 

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Published by Canongate Books Ltd.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.
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Reviewed by Fiona Sturges on Sep 01 2017

...this is less a righteous manifesto for the modern man than a highly personal story that might just resonate with others and give them confidence to talk, too.

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