On Being Grumpy: Musing of a Malcontent: Musing of a Malcontent

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Penguin Random House Australia, Feb 5, 2007 - Humor - 180 pages
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He's grumpy as hell and he's not going to take it any more! Are you angry, irate, fuming, seeing red, livid, exasperated, miffed, riled, peeved, resentful, disgruntled, fed up? Then this book is for you. You don't need to be an old man to be grumpy. Grumpies now form a demographic all of their own - it includes women as well as men, the young as well as the old. Well, now you can bask in the warm certainty that you were right all along - it's a crap world and the plonkers in charge are hell-bent on making it worse. Posturing politicians, corporate culture, trashy television, so-called celebrities, supermarket shopping, techno nerds, insipid pop music - Tony Perry takes no prisoners. There's even a shortlist of Twenty Things to be Really Pissed Off About. This is the essential guide for the modern grumpy

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About the author (2007)

Tony Perry was born in Sydney, grew up in Wagga and ended up in Melbourne. He played music (indifferently) during the sixties and like most of his contemporaries imagined a life of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. In the seventies he studied printmaking at the Victorian College of Arts, worked as a photographer, held several exhibitions, and wrote reviews for the Age. From 1980 to 2003 he taught photography and art history, but gave up in disgust when the powers decided a 'training' was more important then an education. In 2006 he wrote this book.

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