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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781741987607
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/10/2009
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Biography: general
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $16.99

Comedian Tony Martin's genius for unearthing the eccentric in seemingly ordinary people is laid bare in this hilarious new collection of tales from his tumultuous life outside show business.

Spanning four decades, two nations, and a number of embarrassing medical procedures and ancient family disputes, Martin's stories are light on the epic, and unsparing in the detail. Be amused and appalled as Tony discovers his parents are censoring bare breasts in the National Geographic, attempts to start a band with no musical skill whatsoever and returns to his hometown to discover his grandfather is not the man he thought he was.

Author Information

Over the last 25 years, New Zealand-born comedian Tony Martin has had a crack at pretty much everything. He was a writer and performer on the cult TV comedies The D-Generation and The Late Show, and has made regular appearances on Kath & Kim and Thank God You're Here. His first book, Lolly Scramble, is now in its fourth printing. He currently writes for humour website The Scrivener's Fancy and will soon be displaying his ignorance of all things historical on SBS upcoming ADbc.