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  • De : Robert Webb
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How Not to Be a Boy

De : Robert Webb
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    Description

    Rules for Being a Man:

    • Don't cry
    • Love sport
    • Play rough
    • Drink beer
    • Don't talk about feelings

    But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone?

    Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to discovering the power of making people laugh (in the Cambridge Footlights with David Mitchell), and from losing his beloved mother to becoming a husband and father, Robert Webb considers the absurd expectations boys and men have thrust upon them at every stage of life. Hilarious and heartbreaking, How Not to Be a Boy explores the relationships that made Robert who he is as a man, the lessons we learn as sons and daughters, and the understanding that sometimes you aren't the Luke Skywalker of your life - you're actually Darth Vader.

    ©2017 Robert Webb (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

    Commentaires

    "Quite simply brilliant. I (genuinely) cried. I (genuinely) laughed out loud. It's profound, touching, personal yet universal. I loved it." (JK Rowling)
    "Takes us deftly from hilarity to heart-stopping hurt.... A truly great read." (Dawn French)
    "A witty and honest coming-of-age story." (Ian Rankin)
    "If you have ever loved, liked or known a man, please read this book." (Katy Brand)
    "A brilliant, brave book." (Matt Lucas)

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    • Brandon
    • 30/08/2017

    Some Girls Wander By Mistake

    Agree or disagree with his positions as laid out in the book, what is provided is an interesting look inside Robert Webb's head. One's experiences and life help provide an excellent insight into their views and, if you ever wondered what drove the man, Robert gives you a road map to his. That is a core strength to the book if you want to understand him better.

    The weakness of this book is that it gets lost somewhere along the way. You will be moving along this memoir and then the soapbox comes out of nowhere. It's his book and it is his right to wedge it in out of nowhere, but it comes off as forced and ruins the flow. The last few chapters are a perfect example of this. Great memoir segment and then BAMMM "Hello, I am Robert Webb and let me explain again to you that I am a feminist ally." No problem with him saying it, just a matter of flow.

    The again, you have to take all of this with a grain of salt. It comes from the point of view of a person who can play the bass line to "A Forest" by The Cure.

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    • Mark B
    • 29/10/2017

    Smart. Funny. Brilliant. Honest. Groundbreaking.

    I didn’t know who Robert Webb was. I’m from across the pond, so have not had the pleasure of watching his brand of comedy. The title and description intrigued me, so I pre-ordered the audio book impulsively.

    Best decision I could have made. The book is part memoir, part slice of British culture, part research paper.

    I loved this audiobook. I’m still thinking about it. This man is someone I want to learn more about. I’m a fan.

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    • Bethanie Jensen
    • 04/09/2017

    Oh god. SOOOOO good!

    It's been a long time since I read a book that was entertaining, enlightening, poignant, and a million other complementary adjectives. I am laughing and welling up in equal measure. I have to say, it is very brave of him to include so much personal info from his teenage years. You have to get this book. You will NOT regret it!

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    • james slater
    • 05/09/2017

    Brilliant read. Well worth the credit.

    Alternating between furiously funny and fascinatingly introspective, this book had me laughing out loud and blinking back tears.
    Bought and finished in one day and left me wanting more.

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    • Jessica
    • 25/09/2018

    An autobiography through the lens of gender

    It isn’t often that men write about gender without sounding pompous, but Robert Webb manages it skillfully. It’s a frank discussion of toxic masculinity, grief and the growing pains of life. I’m impressed by how much Rob reveals of himself, the good, the bad, and the cringe worthy teenage journal entries. I’m so glad I picked this one out for a listen.

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    • Tobias Middlemarch
    • 04/09/2017

    Thank You Robert.

    I love your story very much, and it helps to hear from someone who's undergone trauma similar to mine. Thanks for sharing it.

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    • Metumbo
    • 01/05/2018

    Lost me in the end..

    Robert is very clever and witty and I'm a fan of his work; however, he apparently is terribly confused about gender and the unique and beautiful things that make the sexes different. His insistence on dragging us along while he pontificates on this subject lost me in the end and forced me to drop a couple of stars overall.

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    • bkwdwriter
    • 01/04/2022

    A new favorite

    I love Robert Webb and his brand of dry sardonicism. While humorous, this book is basically part memoir, part exploration of gender roles and expectations, and part therapy session for him- with we the readers (and listeners) as the therapists. The honesty he gives us throughout is cathartic and refreshing.

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    • R. Joseph Estrada
    • 19/04/2018

    British to the Max

    Not the most likeable guy in the story itself, it’s still an interesting audiobook. The author is filled with his own culture and so his book is equally filled with references to it. I just had to ignore those and try to absorb the overall meaning of passages. He jumps around in time an awful lot but I think I kept up enough to enjoy the journey. It ended very well indeed and I am glad I listened. I might listen again soon.

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    • Miranda
    • 24/09/2017

    I'm clueless

    I made it to chapter 8, I have no idea what the story was about or where it was going. It was just a bunch of words.

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    • Oliver
    • 06/11/2017

    Funny performance; male gender bashing clichés

    Robert Webb is a very entertaining narrator and storyteller.

    Sadly, his 'greater mission' is just the usual pseudo-liberal male gender bashing stuff. Disappointing and not very clever in that respect.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 10/10/2017

    I love this guy!

    ...made me cry, laugh out loud and think, wow, this is the men I know