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How Not To Be a Boy Hardcover – 29 Aug 2017

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (29 Aug. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786890089
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786890085
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.2 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 366 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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)

"Takes us deftly from hilarity to heart-stopping hurt . . . A truly great read, full of heart" (DAWN FRENCH)

"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 brilliant telling of a sad story, it is also a manifesto for a change in attitudes . . . I laughed innumerable times and cried twice . . . You should give a copy to any young male you care about *****" (S Magazine, Sunday Express)

"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)

"Funny, poignant, revealing" (Daily Telegraph)

"Simply brilliant" (JOANNA LUMLEY)

"Funny and wonderful and necessary" (SARAH MILLICAN)

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Following Peep Show, and alongside Back, the new Mitchell and Webb sitcom, comes part-memoir, part call-to-arms from the award-winning and hilariously funny Robert Webb

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