What We're Reading

This week Dave is recommending How Not to Be a Boy by Robert Webb.

"As a lover of British comedy, I have always appreciated the work of Robert Webb and his comedy partner, David Mitchell, so I read both of their memoirs. And while Mitchell's is also a great read, Webb took his in a much more fascinating direction. From a stream of consciousness he gradually unwraps his earliest memories, many of them painful, and slowly unfolds a story about the difficulties so many boys experience growing up in the patriarchy. He then identifies the ways he has helped reinforce that culture and how he's trying to correct course for his own children. To my surprise, this is one of the best books I've read so far this year."

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