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A Shed Of One's Own Marcus Berkmann

A Shed Of One's Own By Marcus Berkmann

A Shed Of One's Own by Marcus Berkmann


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Summary

A hilarious book about male midlife, from the inimitable humour of Marcus Berkmann

A Shed Of One's Own Summary

A Shed Of One's Own: Midlife Without the Crisis by Marcus Berkmann

For many men, middle age arrives too fast and without due warning. One day you are young, free and single; the next you are bald, fat and washed-up, with weird tendrils of hair growing out of your ears. None of it seems fair. With age should come dignity and respect, but instead everyone makes tired jokes about buying a motorbike.

Marcus Berkmann isn't having it. Having marked his fiftieth birthday by hiding under the duvet for six weeks, the author of the cricket classics Rain Men and Zimmer Men is now determined to find some light in the all-consuming darkness. Musing over birth, death and all the messy stuff in between, he concludes that however dreadful you look in the mirror today, it will be much worse in ten years' time. His brutally candid despatch from the frontline is not for the faint-hearted, which is to say anyone under thirty-five.

A Shed Of One's Own Reviews

Wise, touching and funny . . . Berkmann is a master of observation. On every page you will find yourself nodding in agreement at some thought you've shared but never expressed quite so pithily . . . Middle-aged men should read this book for all the bumps of recognition -- Christopher Silvester * Express *
A laugh or carefully crafted insight on almost every page -- Jonathan Maitland * Mail on Sunday *
Warm, funny and wise . . . A sort of Zen and the Art of Midlife Management * Independent on Sunday *
Will reconcile every bloke to the remorseless lawnmower of Time * Independent *
Wise, touching and funny . . . Berkmann is a master of observation. On every page you will find yourself nodding in agreement at some thought you've shared but never expressed quite so pithily . . . Middle-aged men should read this book for all the bumps of recognition -- Christopher Silvester * Express *
A laugh or carefully crafted insight on almost every page -- Jonathan Maitland * Mail on Sunday *
Warm, funny and wise . . . A sort of Zen and the Art of Midlife Management * Independent on Sunday *

About Marcus Berkmann

Marcus Berkmann has spent more than thirty years sitting in front of various television screens swearing at incompetent England batsmen. In his leisure time he has written columns on sport for Punch, the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Express. He is a regular contributor to Private Eye and film critic of the Oldie, and writes book reviews for the Daily Mail. His books include Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket, Zimmer Men: The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer, Fatherhood: The Truth and A Matter of Facts: The Insider's Guide to Quizzing.

Additional information

GOR004893792
9780349123721
0349123721
A Shed Of One's Own: Midlife Without the Crisis by Marcus Berkmann
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2013-06-06
256
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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