Best Australian Comedy Writing
Edited by Luke Ryan
Editor and comedian Luke Ryan has wrangled 24 of Australia’s finest comedy writers and rolled them into a single book of comedy gold. If there’s been a more impressive assembly of funny people in any Australian book ever, you can have your money back.
JAMES COLLEY, ANNABEL CRABB, ANDREW DENTON, MONICA DUX, ROZ HAMMOND, ANDREW HANSEN, LALLY KATZ, LEE LIN CHIN AND CHRIS LEBEN, PATRICK LENTON, LAWRENCE LEUNG, TONY MARTIN, SHAUN MICALLEF, ZOË NORTON LODGE, LIAM PIEPER, BEN POBJIE, JANE RAWSON, LIAM RYAN, FIONA SCOTT-NORMAN, SAMI SHAH, REBECCA SHAW, ROBERT SKINNER, CHRIS TAYLOR, DAVID THORNE, FELICITY WARD
by Clare Burder
Have you ever been judged for drinking chardonnay with your roast lamb? Or caught out for not knowing that gin is a type of flavoured vodka? Have you ever been publicly beer shamed?
We’re a picky bunch when it comes to booze these days, but in this world of boutique gin bars and microbreweries, forty-page wine lists and specially designed glassware, the sheer range of options can be overwhelming. But don’t worry – Tipsy is here to help.
Full of savvy insider tips and handy shortcuts, this book is for anyone who’d like to know what they’re drinking without wading through the details. It’ll give you the background on your favourite drinks and explain the difference between pale ale and pilsner. It’ll help you pick wine for a posh dinner with your boss, or for a catch-up at that BYO dumpling restaurant. Full of the joy of adventurous drinking (and none of the snobbery), it might even awaken a new passion for whisky, gin or sake. Bottoms up!
The World's Toughest Races
by Ali Clarke
What do canal jumping, swimming among sharks and running 251 kiometres in the Sahara Desert have in common? They're some of the wackiest, toughest and most extreme manpower races and challenges ever dreamt up.
This fact-packed miscellany is bursting with all the details, statistics and anecdotes of the world’s most unusual competitions (bog snorkelling, anyone?) and intense endurance contests (fancy a Death Race?).
Whether you’re an armchair thrillseeker or determined to push your limit, this book will entertain and inspire.
Death by Coconut
50 things more dangerous than a shark and why you shouldn't be afraid of the ocean
Illustrated by Michael Weldon
Did you know you’re more likely to be hurt by a cow, a sinkhole or a champagne cork than by a shark? In fact, each year only around 10 people are killed in shark attacks worldwide, while around 73 million sharks are killed by humans. Sounds unfair? Of course it is, but when an attack is all over the news and the people are baying for shark blood, it’s easy to lose perspective. But culling them? Seriously? Let this little book set you straight.
Inside you’ll find 50 unexpectedly hilarious things that are far more dangerous than sharks, with entertaining illustrations and plenty of fun facts to help you get to know more about these misunderstood creatures.
25% of all profits will go towards shark conservation at the Australian Marine Conservation Society.