Him & Me

Him & Me Details

Him & Me is a hugely entertaining and irreverent account of a unique relationship between a father and son. Written in two distinctive styles, it reflects the larger-than-life personalities of its authors, Jack and Michael Whitehall.

'This book is a portrait of the pretty odd relationship I have with my elderly father. It's given me an opportunity to share memories of him losing his temper with foreigners on holidays, being rude to my mother's family at Christmas and failing epically during the fathers' race at my prep school. He's also written some stories about me, but can I just say, before you read anything, that I recall being a calm, well-behaved and learned child, not the intellectually subnormal, mal-coordinated dipshit that he paints me as. Nor am I, as he suggests inside, a sex addict, a flasher or a Scientologist.' - Jack

'How dare Jack refer to me as elderly! People always tell me how young I look for my age. In this book, I have at last been able to recount the many occasions when I have been let down by my only son. He failed on the stage, the sports field and he even screwed up the interview for his first boarding school by pretending he had mental health issues. Despite being practically illiterate, he tells stories about me, strewn with grammatical errors and peppered with endless exaggerations and lies. I was a kind, doting father, who guided his son through his formative years with love, care and respect.' - Michael

'I'm not your only son, what about Barnaby?'
'Oh yes, I forgot about Barnaby.'

Packed with anecdotes, some embarrassing and indiscreet, many warm and touching, Him & Me is lavishly illustrated with family photographs and Jack's original illustrations. Friends, relatives, neighbours, teachers, actors, none are safe once Jack and Michael have opened up the Whitehall archives and shared their hilarious memories with us.

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    Him & Me Reviews

  • Aliaq8

    I've started by reading half of the book and then switched to the audio version, and I'm glad I did.The audio definitely adds to the enjoyment. The book is read by Jack and his father Mr. Whitehall.A ...

  • Carla

    I listened to the audio version of this book and I am very glad I did, as although I am sure reading it would have been fine, the audio definitely adds to the enjoyment.The book is read alternately by...

  • Janet Emson

    I received this book as a birthday present and it had been languishing on the to read pile for a while. Feeling uninspired with the other books I had picked out from the to read pile I sought this one...

  • Clare

    Listened to in audio format.For those who don't know Jack Whitehall is a stand up comedian, his father Michael is a distinguished agent who represented Nigel Havers and Richard Griffiths from Harry Po...

  • Sarah

    I think Jack Whitehall is funny and I have a general liking for posh people even though I am working class (probably middle class now but shhhh) however I just didn’t find Michael Whitehall to be ve...

  • Abi McManigan

    This was a delight to read on audio book.This book was a collection of Whitehall family stories narrated by comedian Jack and his dad Michael. The stories were mainly from Jack's childhood but a few w...

  • Tiahn Wright

    I ADORED this book. I listened to the audiobook after being told it added an extra layer of entertainment, and there were so many times throughout it I was crying of laughter. Such a wonderful, lighth...

  • Rheanna

    I’ve never read a biography or anything similar. I really enjoyed it! I found it hilarious, even laughing out loud at points. I found the ending a bit bleh, but other than that I loved it! ...

  • Martin Colston

    I enjoyed this....

  • Laura

    I think I only enjoyed this because it was an audiobook. Some very funny bits but I have an idea if I met Michael I would think he was a twat...