If we were talking again about what motivated me towards the purchase of this book, I'd have to say the cover of the book did it - with two pairs of shoes placed at a diagonal corner; one adult high-cut boots, and the other a pair small dirty sneakers - which so aptly characterizes the title of the book man and boy.
This is the first of a series of books he'll write about relationships with the people around him. Man And Boy (1991) was a brought us the sequel, Man And Wife, and One for My Baby. He writes in easy, simple, witty, words, with none of the pretentiousness or dry English humor that most British writers exhibit - but yet packs enough to draw you into the story. Harry Silver, the protagonist is this husband / father who screws up somewhat royally - putting an end to his career and his marriage. He then tries to fix things, making do with green spaghetti for his son's lunch, trying to mend his relationship w his wife, falling in love with a waitress, and getting himself back on the payroll.
Yeah. I just told you how the story ended. LoL. Nice easy read, somewhat gripping at times. Perfect book to read while on the commute. Or the communal commode, I guess :D