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The Book of Bloke

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What is a Bloke?



What is a Bloke? This is the question that has occupied the greatest minds of the anthropological and sociological worlds for many years. Not in a literal sense, of course, at the base level, the definition of a Bloke is perfectly clear: a Bloke is a human male native to Australia, typically between 150 and 200 centimetres tall, frequently partial to beer and ventilated footwear, who has built a mighty nation from the scraps of colonialism and inappropriate farming practices. That much is obvious.



Writer and comedian Ben Pobjie examines the different types of Bloke in Australia today, giving the reader a unique and expert insight into Blokedom. What makes a Bloke tick? What do Blokes like to do? Where do they go? These questions and more are answered in this hilarious and irreverent book.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743341056
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/12/2012
  • Category: Society & social sciences / General
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / General
    Lifestyle, sport & leisure / Humour
  • Imprint: Momentum
  • Price: $1.99

What is a Bloke?



What is a Bloke? This is the question that has occupied the greatest minds of the anthropological and sociological worlds for many years. Not in a literal sense, of course, at the base level, the definition of a Bloke is perfectly clear: a Bloke is a human male native to Australia, typically between 150 and 200 centimetres tall, frequently partial to beer and ventilated footwear, who has built a mighty nation from the scraps of colonialism and inappropriate farming practices. That much is obvious.



Writer and comedian Ben Pobjie examines the different types of Bloke in Australia today, giving the reader a unique and expert insight into Blokedom. What makes a Bloke tick? What do Blokes like to do? Where do they go? These questions and more are answered in this hilarious and irreverent book.

Author Information

Ben Pobjie is an author, comedian, poet, commentator and raconteur. He writes for various publications including The Age and New Matilda, and has been published widely in the Australian media. His hilarious Masterchef tweets and recaps culminated in the publication of 'Superchef', a Masterchef parody, in 2011. Ben has also published a collection of political satire called 'Surveying the Wreckage'.