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Can I Have My Ball Back?

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405552745

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 20th October 2022

Genre: Biography & True Stories / Memoirs

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At the start of 2021 Richard Herring was diagnosed with testicular cancer. For a man whose output includes a stand up tour titled ‘Talking Cock’ and who regularly interrogates our attitudes towards masculinity, it was a diagnosis that came with additional layers of complexity.

Mixing Rich’s personal story alongside what defines masculinity and ‘maleness’ in society, Can I Have My Ball Back? is not your typical cancer memoir. Whether they’re nuts, or bollocks, or gonads, or family jewels; from the phrase ‘grow some balls’ to infamous WWII songs about Hitler; Rich unpicks the tangle of emotions around his own testing times.