The bestselling author of MAN AND BOY turns his acute eye and pen to the biggest personal issues that face us – as well as the annoying grit in the eye of everyday life.
In this dazzling collection of essays, Tony Parsons reveals why, long before he became a bestselling novelist, he was an award-winning journalist.
All facets of modern life are captured here - viewed from the sometimes outrageous, often controversial, and wildly entertaining perspective of our outspoken commentator.
Men and women. Straying and staying. The sound of real guns and the fashion for fake breasts. What we should do about gobby yobs, junk sex and performance anxiety. Where cars and football went wrong. The myth of the mid-life crisis. The heartbreak of saying goodbye to your parents. Why Bobby Moore's smile holds the key to the universe. How true love and learning to box can save the modern male.
Life, death and even a bit of breakfast… All of it served up with a side of common sense, lightly-buttered passion and lashings of hilarity.
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Praise for On Life, Death and Breakfast:
‘a book so enjoyable and thought-provoking you won’t want it to end…You’ll laugh out loud, agree like mad and maybe even shed a tear or two – a read not to be missed’ The Sun
‘Tony Parsons is never short of a topic or two. This collection shows him at his best.’ GQ
Praise for his novels:
‘Funny and touching’ Woman and Home
'From the author of Man and Boy comes this honest and funny story of a man whose life is transformed when he's given a 19-year-old's heart' Heat
'Tony Parsons is the master of the bittersweet love story' Red
'Parsons has created a much bigger and more compelling book. It's a major achievement' Mirror
‘Funny, serious, tender and honest…Tony Parsons is writing about the genuine dilemmas of modern life’ Sunday Express
‘He takes as his specialist subject contemporary emotional issues which almost every other male writer has ignored’ Guardian
‘Memorable and poignant – nobody squeezes more genuine emotion from a scene than Tony Parsons’ SpectatorAbout the Author:
Tony Parsons began his career in journalism writing about bands for New Musical Express. He has won awards for his work in both magazines for men (Arena, GQ) and women (Elle). He currently writes a weekly column for the Daily Mirror and the monthly Fight or Flight? column in GQ. He is the author of eight bestselling novels, including Man and Boy, winner of the Book of the Year prize and translated into 41 languages, most recently Chinese. He lives in north London with his wife and daughter. He still gets excited when he sees his byline in print.
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