How Not to Grow Up!: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort Of.

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Ebury Press, Mar 3, 2011 - Humor - 316 pages
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The cringe-inducing misadventures of an immature man in an adult world Comedian Richard Herring has a major problem—he's about to turn 40 and hasn't seen it coming. He's not married, doesn’t have a proper job, or 2.4 children, but now, finally, it looks as if the world expects him to be a grown up—and he is completely unprepared for it. As the momentous and terrifying event approaches (his birthday), Richard notices a steep decline in his own behavior. Inexplicably, he begins to behave more childishly—hanging out with 22-year-olds, developing an unhealthy addiction to kids' television shows, and even getting into a ludicrous fight. This is the hilarious story of how a self-confessed perpetual Big Kid deals with his greatest fear—getting older—and is the perfect book for everyone who, deep down, still thinks that they’re 18.

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Review: How Not to Grow Up!: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.

User Review  - James Manders - Goodreads

I like the (incredibly vast) body of work of Richard Herring, the stand up shows, the podcasts, the radio work and this was the last of the 4 of his books I had queued up to read, which I finally got ... Read full review

Review: How Not to Grow Up!: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.

User Review  - Maddie - Goodreads

Herring is a good writer but this comes across as more tragic than funny at times. Still worth a read though as it's an interesting perspective on the midlife crisis. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Richard Keith Herring (born July 12, 1967) is a British comedian and writer. Herring's comedy has included standup, comedy plays, radio comedy and several TV shows. Herring has worked with a number of other comedians, most notably with Stewart Lee, as part of Lee and Herring. Other works include the radio series, That Was Then, This Is Now and various live shows including the acclaimed Talking Cock and the resulting book of the same name. He has also had a successful collaboration with Andrew Collins who worked with him on the radio comedy series Banter; and hosted Herring on Collins's 6Music show; and a well reviewed podcast.

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