The misadventures of an immature man in an adult worldOrder the book on Amazon.co.uk here
When my dad turned 40, he had been married for 17 years, had 3 children, wore a suit and tie every day and had proper grown up hobbies like gardening, golf and making elderflower wine. At the same age, I tend to put money in the bank, take it out of the cash machine, and spend it on booze and sweets.
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's completely unprepared for it.
As the momentous and terrifying event approaches (his birthday), Richard notices a steep decline in his own behaviour. Inexplicably he begins to behave more childishly - hanging out with 22-year-olds, developing an unhealthy addiction to Flumps and even getting into a ludicrous fight.
How Not to Grow Up 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...