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A Class Act: Life as a Working-Class Man in a Middle-Class World (Hardback)
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A Class Act: Life as a Working-Class Man in a Middle-Class World (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 14/10/2021

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The popular comedian explores the friction between his working-class roots and the middle-class milieu he now inhabits in this funny, charming and thoughtful account of never quite fitting in. 

Rob Beckett never seems to fit in. At work, in the middle-class world of television and comedy, he's the laddy, cockney geezer but to his mates down the pub in south-east London, he's the theatrical one, a media luvvy. Even his wife and kids are posher than him.

In this hilarious exploration of class, Rob tries to understand the life he lived growing up as a working-class kid in comparison to the life he lives now.

Will he ever favour a craft beer over strong lager? When did it become normal for kids to eat sushi? Is he still working class? Why does he feel so embarrassed about success? And, will it ever be acceptable to serve pie mash on a wooden board?

Tackling the questions big and small, A Class Act is a funny, candid, often moving account of what it feels like to be an outsider and why actually that's the best (slightly awkward) place to be.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008468187
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Pacy, witty and affectionate’ Guardian ’The first chapter of Rob Beckett’s book nails more about the British class system than anything else I’ve ever read,’ bestselling author Kerry Wilkinson ‘A very funny book,’ Jonathan Ross ‘A fantastic read…so warm, so honest, so affectionate,’ Chris Evans

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“Open and honest”

Part Biography, part social observation. Rob Beckett’s ‘A Class Act’ is funny, heart-warming, and insightful.

Most authors that look at class do so from the outside not drawing attention to their own social... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 21
Mrsbookburnee

“Hilarious, a must read”

I love this comedian and listening to this has made me love him even more, I loved hearing about his childhood and cracked up at some of his stories.

A must read/listen

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 19

“Brilliant and original giggle”

I really enjoyed this book. All other male biographical books that I have read in the past have been entirely focused on their career with no insight into their personal life which gets pretty boring for the reader.... More

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