Agent: Mark Lucas
Robert Crampton is an award-winning journalist best known for his weekly confessional column, Beta Male, in The Times Saturday magazine. After dabbling in minor criminal behaviour growing up in Hull, he developed a taste for student politics studying at Wadham College, Oxford before embarking on his career.
How to Be a Beta Male (Doubleday) is a curated selection of his musings on how to be a modern male. It offers a 16-year-long personal commentary on how to be a beta male married to an alpha female. From his attempts to discipline their children to getting involved in a punch-up in the street in her defence – he tells all in his inimitable, witty and self-deprecating style.