How Not To Be A Boy
MEMOIR Robert Webb
Cannongate, 336 pages, €12.60
The popular comedian and actor takes a look over his life and asks questions about masculinity in an age where being a man has been under the spotlight like never before.
In his own inimitable style, Webb writes about everything from schoolboy crushes to discovering the power of making people laugh (when he first teamed up with fellow comic David Mitchell while studying at Cambridge), and from the death of his mother to becoming a husband and father. He considers the huge expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life.
Funny and melancholic, this memoir-cum-self help book explores the sort of man Webb became and how we men can better ourselves.