- 05 Oct 17
Bearing endorsements from Stephen Fry, JK Rowling and Ian Rankin, Peep Show star Robert Webb’s memoir How Not To Be A Boy is one of the funniest books you’ll read this year. The major theme of the book is Webb’s grappling with traditional notions of masculinity, as he moves from school to Cambridge – where he joined the legendary Footlights troupe – and on into a hugely successful comedy career.
The subject of what it means to be a man in the modern world is very much part of the zeitgeist right now.
“Well, with the book, that’s happened completely by accident,” notes Webb, sitting in the lounge of Dublin’s Brooks Hotel. “In 2014 or ’15, it felt like I might be starting a conversation, and now it feels like I’m joining one. I’m very glad about that. With Grayson Perry’s stuff and Matt Haig writing about mental illness, it’s all happening.