The award-winning comedian Robert Webb (Peep Show) joins the writer, presenter and professional poker player Victoria Coren Mitchell for an entertaining and shocking conversation as he reveals his thoughts on masculinity and manhood, offering invaluable life lessons for us all.
Robert Webb, AKA Jez in Channel 4’s multi-award-winning Peep Show and the other half of That Mitchell and Webb Look, has first hand experience of being a boy. From a working class household in Lincolnshire, Webb was the school weed, the runt of the litter of boyhood. His arms were like straws, his ribs like ‘the notes of a toy xylophone made of twigs. ’ One day, he hoped, he would evolve into a man of few words with a square jaw, a side parting, and a strong social presence. Instead, he became a comic genius and fount of all wisdom: ‘sometimes you’re not the Luke Skywalker of your life: you’re actually Darth Vadar’.
Part memoir, part call to arms, How Not to Be a Boy explores the relationships that made Webb the man he is today: his parent’s separation, the death of his mother during his ‘A’ levels, his apprenticeship with Cambridge Footlights, his marriage and the birth of his two daughters.
Learn how not to be a boy from someone who lived to tell the tale.
Published by Canongate Books.