Daydream Believer: Confessions of a Hero Worshipper by Hugh Massingberd
The hugely successful editor of the Daily Telegraph Books of Obituaries turns his gaze inwards, to his own life.Daydream Believer is a wonderfully witty and self-deprecating memoir told through the author's tragi-comic need to worship at the feet of the mighty. Be they school prefects, eccentric uncles, cricketing giants, stars of stage and screen, Hugh Massingberd has been their devoted fan. He has haunted cricket grounds, stage doors and other, more unlikely and outlandish venues longing even for a glimpse of the objects of his veneration. This delicious book is his story and will appeal to all those with a keen sense of the ridiculous, a taste for the bittersweet ironies of unrequited adoration and a dread of being embarrassed.