Comedian Tony Martin has strip-mined his often unremarkable life to tell sixteen small tales fraught with laughter and detail. Choosing to ignore his many dubious achievements in the world of Australian show business ('Martin/Molloy', 'The Late Show', a short-lived but torrid affair with Sharon on 'Kath & Kim'), New Zealand-born Martin instead recalls dozens of tiny life-changing moments that, frankly, could have happened to anybody.
In damning personal testimony spanning nearly forty years on both sides of the Tasman, Martin wreaks havoc as an apprentice props man in amateur theatre, attempts to corrupt his school's 'weird religious kid', tries vainly to seduce an unwilling babysitter, turns an entire tour bus against him, battles an addiction to Donkey Kong, seeks to master the art of 'kerning' under the tutelage of a tyrannical Geordie, and is forced to donate an unfeasible amount of blood in an attempt to save his own life.
Reprinted five times since its publication in 2005, this cult classic is available for the first time in audio form, with the author doing all the voices, including his own.
'Everyone who reads it agrees it should never have ended. Brilliant and funny.' - Pop Matters Non-Fiction Books of the Year.