Way Beyond Satire
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|Format: ||Paperback, 160 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 15 December 2016|
Following the turbulent, crazy, roller-coaster years of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, by late 2013 Australians were looking forward to a steady new era of boring, conservative, grown-up government under Tony Abbott and his Coalition. Little did they know, the real fun had just begun. In this hilarious selection from his weekly Australian Financial Review satirical columns, Rowan Dean chronicles Australias recent political mayhem, sorry, we mean history, in his unique tongue-in-cheek, ruthlessly subversive style. From the mysterious Granola virus to an outbreak of Todgers in the Lodge; from performing the Same Sex Kama Sutra and resisting the pull of Gravitational Waffle; from Sharia Law in Tassie to enjoying All the Gonski you can eat, Deans biting humour is an irresistible comic pleasure to savour. Forget waiting for the weekend, now you can enjoy all of Deans satire right up to the present day in one superb collection. Under Deans piercing gaze, Australian politics has never been so incorrect. And has never been so much fun.
Table of Contents
The Author & Acknowledgements; 1968 -- The Year of Inspiration; Introduction; 2013 -- The Year of Good Riddance; 2014 -- The Year of Living Decisively; 2015 -- The Year of Betrayal; 2016 -- The Year of Come Uppance.
About the Author
Rowan Dean is a regular political satirist with the Australian Financial Review, as well as a political columnist with other mainstream Australian newspapers. He is also the Editor of The Spectator Australia, the Australian arm of the English languages oldest continually published political and cultural magazine. As well as writing, Rowan is a popular TV guest on Sky News and the ABC where his unflinching mixtureof humour and hard-core political insights is valued on programs as diverse as The Bolt Report,Paul Murray Live,Viewpoint,Jones & Co.,The Drum, and of course the ABCs Q&A. He is the author of Beyond Satire: Julia Caesar & the Kevin Sutra (2013)
"Australia's finest satirist." -- Andrew Bolt
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