Release date for David Baddiel's family memoir | Book out on July 4 © C4

Release date for David Baddiel's family memoir

Book out on July 4

David Baddiel's book My Family: The Memoir will be published on July 4, publisher Fourth Estate has announced.

Inspired by his stand-up show, the book is described as a  ‘searingly honest, funny and moving family memoir in which David Baddiel exposes his mother's idiosyncratic sex life, and his father's dementia, to the same affectionate scrutiny.’

Baddiel family book coverThe comic’s mother escaped extermination by fleeing Nazi Germany as a child, and in the UK had a passionate, decades-long affair with a golfing memorabilia salesman. 

Meanwhile, the book explores ho his father's memories are fading as dementia makes him moodier and more disinhibited, with an even greater penchant for obscenity.

Fourth Estate say: ‘As with his mother's affair, there is both comedy and poignancy to be found: laughter is a constant presence, capable of transforming the darkest of experiences into something redemptive.’

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Published: 17 May 2024

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