Brent Meersman's memoir of a humble yet eccentric upbringing in a Milnerton, Cape Town, flat in the 1970's and 1980's reads as a stirring eulogy to his schizophrenic mother, yet also as a vivid snapshot in time.
In this omnibus edition of Christopher Matthew's comic verse, his route takes in Britain's middle-aged middle classes and their foibles, stops to raise a leg at dogs and their lovers, and terminates - as is life's way - with a wry look at romance for bus-pass owners.
The Mad Men world is disappearing and the guys are struggling to figure out the altered parameters of manliness.'Maureen Dowd`Do women get anything from men being obsolete? I won't let you be you f*****s!'Caitlin MoranAre Men Obsolete is an essential and entertaining read for anyone interested in what happens next in the great gender discussion.