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Ramble Book

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What to expect


‘An affectionate and revealing account … Funny, sad, real, rueful.’ The Times

‘Warm, rambling and self-aware’ Guardian

The long-awaited, rambling, tender, and very funny memoir from Adam Buxton




1. walk for pleasure in the countryside.

‘Dr Buckles and Rosie the dog love rambling in the countryside.’

2. talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.

‘Adam rambles on about lots of consequential, compelling and personal matters in his tender, insightful, hilarious and totally unconfused memoir, Ramble Book.’

Ramble Book is about parenthood, boarding school trauma, arguing with your partner, bad parties, confrontations on trains, friendship, wanting to fit in, growing up in the 80s, dead dads, teenage sexual anxiety, failed artistic endeavours, being a David Bowie fan; and how everything you read, watch and listen to as a child forms a part of the adult you become. 

It’s also a book about the joys of going off topic and letting your mind wander.

And it’s about a short, hairy, frequently confused man called Adam Buxton.

Critics Review

  • ‘I recommend Ramble Book… There are wonderful, melancholy passages about his father, and Bowie, and 80s nostalgia, perfect for those of us who get teary-eyed remembering the first time we heard Dexys Midnight Runners or whatever.’ Jon Ronson

    ‘Give yourself some love with Adam Buxton’s funny and moving Ramble Book.’ Stylist

    ‘Had me guffawing and bawling simultaneously.’ Daily Telegraph

    ‘Like listening to your most goofily funny friend on his finest form.’ Daily Mirror

    ‘A work that feels spontaneous and fresh… The triumph of the book is Buxton’s account of his relationship with his father. The ways in which Adam’s expectations of an emotional reconciliation fail to match reality make for some beautifully tragi-comic scenes.’ Daily Express

    ‘An extremely funny and insightful coming-of-age story.’ Mail on Sunday

    ‘Eminently relatable and effortlessly readable with a penchant for sly jokes just when you don’t expect them.’ Chortle

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