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    • ISBN:9780748125920
    • Publication date:19 Jan 2012

A Shed Of One's Own

Midlife Without the Crisis

By Marcus Berkmann

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

Biographical Notes

Marcus Berkmann writes for the DAILY MAIL and a monthly pop music column for the SPECTATOR, and has written columns on sport for the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY and PUNCH.

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  • ISBN: 9780349123721
  • Publication date: 06 Jun 2013
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Abacus
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
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