The debut non-fiction book from the comedian has been acquired by Penguin Random House company Transworld, which is planning publication in hardback, eBook and audiobook formats on Thursday 31st October.
They tease: "In this hilarious and searingly honest book, Russell tells his story of a life lived under the rule of his alpha male father, Dave."
The book's blurb explains: "The Silverback is considered the undisputed king, a creature whose authority is never challenged and who does not yield to compromise. He walks proudly, feeds greedily, grafts tirelessly, mates voraciously, swears constantly and is threatened all too easily. The Silverback is known to nestle in the misty peaks of central Africa but can also be found in Barking, Essex. Meet Dave Kane, the disappointed, steroid-ingesting, metal-wielding, bouncer father of slight, effete Gamma Male, Russell Kane.
"This is a story about fathers and sons, class and education and how one scrawny, sensitive, fake-tan-applying 'ponce' stepped out of his father's shadow and became a man - whatever that means."
Transworld Editorial Director Michelle Signore says: "I've been a huge fan of Russell's stand-up for years and have wanted to publish a book by him for as long as I can remember. Russell is such a gifted storyteller - as well as delivering laughs on every single page, he deftly challenges preconceived notions about class, education and what it means to be a man and a father. Just like his stand up, his book absolutely fizzes with energy."
Russell Kane adds: "I spent the first part of my life grooming the silver back fur of the alpha male lump of meat who was my Essex Dad - Dave - of course, he was called Dave. It was as my mate Steve was weeing himself laughing as I re-told him the story of my Dad smashing up a boiled egg because it wasn't cooked right, that I thought, hang on - hang on a second, I've got an interest only mortgage - even if carry on gigging for another 25 years till I'm like Ken Dodd on caffeine, I've still got a debt-hole looming. Need to write a book. Sod it. Dad'll do."
Russell Kane - Son Of A Silverback is now available to pre-order.
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