- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Press (6 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091932084
- ISBN-13: 978-0091932084
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 417,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How Not to Grow Up: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of. Paperback – 6 May 2010
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A thoroughly entertaining confessional... cheeky, self-deprecating and very human (Metro)
If you've ever secretly wondered when you're going to grow up, How Not To Grow Up is one for you... (Lauren Laverne Grazia)
Razor sharp and very funny (Shortlist Magazine)
The misadventures of an immature man in an adult worldSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
I had no idea that he lived this quite excessive life, enjoying drinks and making out with very young woman who were mostly fans of his.
A lot of the time the book is actually rather sad and thoughtful and not particularly funny at all.
The most amusing moments happen when Richard talks about his parents, his naive, sweet talking mum and his sarcastic dad ( "are you famous yet?).
Richard had clearly a privileged upbringing and describes his failure to get to the very top of comedy fame, which he admits, is clearly down to his debaucherous life style.
There is a lot of self pitty which I find hard to relate to.
Therefore I find the book mediocre but not hugely entertaining.
I would recommend this more to someone at a crossroads in their life as opposed to a Richard Herring fan as I think it's great in the first sense but disappointing in the latter.
Really, I wanted more dick jokes
Well, he spends far too much time beating himself in it and apologising. I phrased that slightly differently in my first review but it never made it past the Amazon censor machine. Suffice it to say that there are funny anecdotes here, but too much waffle about what a horrible human being he must be. If this book was half the size, had all the apologies removed and replaced with a big "I'm Sorry!" on one page, it would be a five star read. As it stands, the apologetic tone gets irritating very quickly.
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Always liked Richard Herring. It made me laugh....I suppose that's the highest praise you can give.Published 4 months ago by All at sea
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I admit to being a big fan of Richard Herring: his comedy, his podcasts and his book. It’s interesting to read about the man behind the comedy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MM
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Richard Herring is an excellent writer, immensely silly while still extremely clever. This is a most enjoyable comic memoir which I'd heartily recommend.Published 11 months ago by Alan Brown
It was pretty good, enjoyable if you like Richard Herring. Terrible cover!Published 15 months ago by Kathleen Burke
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