How Not To Be A Boy

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0120170828

Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir also explores masculinity's pitfalls.

From comedy's award winning Robert Webb, a funny and moving memoir which looks back on his bittersweet childhood in Lincolnshire, and also has wise words on masculinity's pitfalls.

Best known for his work with David Mitchell in Radio 4's Sony award winning series That Mitchell and Webb Sound and TV's Peep Show, Robert Webb has written a memoir that is both laugh out loud funny and powerfully moving and tender. An uneasy early childhood growing up in Lincolnshire, is followed by schoolboy crushes on girls and boys, to discovering a talent for making people laugh, to grief, and to becoming a husband and father. As his life story unfolds, Robert questions the expectations thrust on boys and men and reflects on how these have shaped the man he is today.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0220170829

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir a new school leads to the discovery of a talent.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir it's the school years. A tough decision is reached and a new talent is uncovered. Meanwhile, the conventional demands of masculinity prove confounding as Robert reflects on the relationships that will define him in later years.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir a new school leads to the discovery of a talent.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir it's the school years. A tough decision is reached and a new talent is uncovered. Meanwhile, the conventional demands of masculinity prove confounding as Robert reflects on the relationships that will define him in later years.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0320170830

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir, heartbreak marks his teenage years.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir, it's the beginning of the sixth form and his vexed diaries reveal that his virginity is weighing him down. But it's not long before the laughter is brought to an abrupt stop by heartbreak.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir, heartbreak marks his teenage years.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir, it's the beginning of the sixth form and his vexed diaries reveal that his virginity is weighing him down. But it's not long before the laughter is brought to an abrupt stop by heartbreak.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0420170831

Dad's fastidious guidelines on hygiene prove a challenge to the 17-year-old Robert.

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir there's a new domestic arrangement and Dad's unexpectedly fastidious guidelines on hygiene prove a challenge to his seventeen year old son. At the same time, there are wise words on grief, rage and masculinity.

Written and read by Robert Webb
Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

0520170901

In Robert Webb's funny and moving memoir the past catches up, and there's a reckoning.