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That Boy of Yours Wants Looking At

Simon Smalley
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Butterworth Books
Published: November 30, 2021
ISBN: 9781915009074
Country of publication: UK


That Boy of Yours Wants Looking At is about love, loss, adversity, and acceptance. At its core is a child with a wild imagination and a desire for glamour trying to survive being gay and disabled on a Nottingham council estate in the sixties and seventies.

Simon takes us on a humorous, riotously colourful, and heart-rending journey through cataclysmic bereavement and his childhood years being raised by an RAF dad who encouraged his boy to be his true self. Simon’s tale of self-expression through music and his battle with his body, self-esteem, and paranoia is also a poignant account of what it takes to live authentically.

From Simon’s disastrous experiment with polystyrene platforms to his unerring love of punk; from his daily battles with school bullies to making peacock-colour eyeshadow with his dad, this memoir will take you on a journey that will leave you breathless, teary-eyed, and desperate to meet Simon and his uniquely brave father.

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