Big man's world

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Random House Australia, 1998 - Humor - 203 pages
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BIG MAN''S WORLD OVER 30, OVERWEIGHT AND OVERDONE BIG MAN''S WORLD is the perfect book for all those who are sick of ''keeping up appearances'', the ideal manual for letting down gracefully (or disgracefully). It''s a book for men who want to stop pretending to like theatre and stay at home and watch the footy, to let their guts hang out the way nature intended, to shun all forms of vegetarianism and woo woo, to find and set free the caveman lurking within. BIG MAN''S WORLD takes us back to a simpler time when SNAGS were for smothering in tomato sauce and when the men''s movement were a bunch of blokes in a backyard, when eating six pies was a cuase for celebration not alarm, and when quantity was vastly preferable to quality. Triple J''s Mikey Robbins, co-author of the bestselling THREE BEERS AND A CHINESE MEAL, co-host of the top-rating Breakfast Show, and star of ''Good News Week'' on the ABC, Steve Abbott aka The Sandman, author of the bestselling SANDMAN''S ADVICE TO THE UNPOPULAR and THIS IS MY SURFBOARD and star of radio and stage, and Tony Squires, one of the stars of Triple M''s Andrew Denton Show as well as the perennially popular Saturday TV column in the Sydney Morning Herald, have been friends for over twenty years and are the perfect candidates to write such a book (despite being somewhat reluctant to commit to anything htat resembles work - but what can ou expect of the exponents of a philosophy that extolls the vitues of sloth and procrastination?) BIG MAN''S WORLD is an hilarious tribute to that last bastion of Untamed Australia: The Bloke. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, puzzles and illustrations by Michael Bell - example attached - BIG MAN''S WORLD will revolutionise the way men think about themselves and the way the world thinks about them; in this age of milennial change and shifting perceptions, it''s good to know (and accept, ladies) that some things will never change. AUTHOR INFORMATION Steve, Mikey and Tony were all born in Newcastle and became friends during their no doubt troubled adolescences. They all gravitated towards the entertainment industry as the occupation least likely to demand hard work. All ended up in that strangely hip Eighties outfit, The Castanet Club before heaving themselves towards Sydney, where they are now mini-icons of the airwaves, radio being a unanimous choice for them because of the total lack of dress code involved. Mikey occasionally dons a suit for his appearances in ''McFeast'' and ''Good News Week'', but Steve and Tony are committed tracksuitpantsmen. SELLING POINTS *** The perfect Father''s Day present for anyone with a sense of humour, particularly if they''ve got a bit of a gut. *** We will support the Father''s Day aspect of the book by sending out BMW window display kits, including stubbie holder. thongs etc. *** All three authors have great media profiles: Mikey with Triple J and his breakfast program with Paul McDermott and Sandman (rating very well), as well as his regular spot on ''Good News Week'' and co-presenter on ''McFeast''. Steve Abbott as the Sandman appears on Paul and Mikey''s show three days a week, and Sandy''s books and T-shirts are bestsellers. Tony Squires'' television column in the Sydney Morning Herald has an enormous following, and he is currently writing for Andrew Denton and appearing on his Triple M Breakfast Show. *** We will have great fun with the media on BIG MAN''S WORLD, and the book will be alluded to on Triple J and promoted heavily on Triple M. The boys will also be appearing on eachother''s shows and will get their mates in the media to give them a hand. Tony is sure he can get an extract into the Sydney Morning Herald. *** The book will be fabulously illustrated by Michael Bell and will also include silly photos of the boys and lots of pages of puzzles. *** There will be a fabulous celebrity-packed launch for BG MAN''S WORLD that will involve us taking over Clovelly Bowling Club and hosting a Celebrity Darts Competition. The me

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