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 Australia's 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, Dean's biting humour is an irresistible comic pleasure to savour.
Best of all, you'll find all your favourite characters as they plot and scheme their way up and down the corridors of power. From Nigella Pyne and Wyatt Twerp to Abu Hard-on, the Smarmy of Wentworth and - of course - wiv a special sumfink from Bill Short 'un.
Forget waiting for the weekend, now you can enjoy all of Dean's satire right up to the present day in one superb collection.
Under Dean's piercing gaze, Australian politics has never been so politically incorrect.
And has never been so much fun.
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 language’s 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 mixture of humor 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 ABC’s Q&A . This is his second book.