Can I Have My Ball Back? : A memoir of masculinity, mortality and my right testicle


Author: Herring, Richard Published 19/10/2023 | Paperback / softback
127 x 199 x 22 | 244g

ISBN: 9780751585742 Category:

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.

Telling Rich’s personal story alongside an exploration of what defines masculinity and ‘maleness’ in society, Can I Have My Ball Back? is not your typical cancer memoir. Whether they’re nuts, bollocks, 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.

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