‘Boganomics’ By The Snobs Who Brought You ‘Things Bogans Like’ + a book by Richard Wilkins

by |September 13, 2011

From the bestselling authors of THINGS BOGANS LIKE comes a not-quite scientific study of all things bogan.

E. Chas McSween et al. have compiled this in-depth historical, sociological, geographic and cultural study that traces bogan culture back to society’s very foundation, as well as identifying prototypical and stereotypical bogans through time.

Brief discussion of the bogan of the 19th century, morphing to pre-war, then to the popularly held notion of the ‘bogan’ being 80s metal, flannel and Victoria Bitter. After exploring this stereotypical example they then track the leap to the 21st century bogan, clad in garish garb, holding their nationalism close to their chest, and slavishly following every celebrity trend in magazines.

BOGANOMICS is an important book for all Australians as understanding is a bridge to unity. Read this book to broaden your knowledge … or to laugh … a lot.

Pre-order BOGANOMICS here

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The six self-confessed snobs responsible for this maxtreme study are:

Intravenus De Milo: Now living in Australia, smug in the satisfaction that he is pretty much the smartest person in the country.

Hunter McKenzie-Smythe: Completed an Arts degree and skied the world until experiencing an epiphany and converted to Sunni Islam.

Flash Johnson: Born from an egg on a Peruvian mountaintop in 1986, Flash set sail for Australia – the site of the world s most advanced bogan colony and now resides in Melbourne.

Enron Hubbard: Since his arrest for civil unrest while defending battery hens, militant vegan Ron lives as a hermit, fearful of reprisals from angry bogans who value their low-cost, high-quantity egg and poultry goods.

E. Chas McSween: Adopted at the age of eight, by visiting celebrity bogan Greg Evans and relocated to a household full of Ken Done prints and Jive Bunny CDs.

Michael Jayfox: From the lush, bogan habitat of Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. Initially planning to sell the bogan maxtreme products that it didn’t need, he became distracted by the study of the bogan creature itself, and began writing of its ways.

I don’t know what made me think of him but did you know Richard Wilkins has a new book out?

As the Nine Network’s Entertainment Editor and more than 17 years on the Today show, Richard Wilkins has interviewed the cream of the international entertainment industry – from Madonna to the Rolling Stones, and from Andrea Bocelli to Nigel Kennedy.

Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms is a collection of his favourite, most interesting, strangest and most embarrassing star encounters. Richard weaves his own life story into the tales of celebrities, fame and interviews.

From struggling to support his wife and Down syndrome son at the age of 18 in rural New Zealand to hobnobbing with the world’s hottest celebrities at the Oscars, Richard’s life makes for extraordinary – and deeply affecting – reading. Now the father of five, Richard boards scores of flights each year in search of the perfect interview. But who is he really, and what made him the man he is today?

About the Author

Richard Wilkins is Nine’s Network Entertainment editor. On Today Richard presents daily features and interviews from right across the world of showbiz.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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