Tag Archives: Humour

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Football with a smile

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Waikato writer Jeff Neems is now a published author after Hurricane Press compiled a collection of his popular magazine column, Football Dad, and published them as an ebook.

Having enjoyed the humourous stories about a football-loving parent willing to go to great lengths to help develop the next generation of international players, Hurricane Press managing director Josh Easby asked Neems if he could make the work more widely available.

“Anyone who has tried to be a supportive parent for their kids’ sports activities will relate to Football Dad. It’s not just applicable to football – it could be about any sport, anywhere in the world.”

More details about Football Dad are here.


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Football Dad

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By Jeff Neems

Football Dads are everywhere … and not just in football. They’re the parent who volunteers to help with their kids’ sports team – or who are left with the job when other parents go missing. 
This well-crafted volume of amusing columns comes from a father who has spent many hours travelling to and from games, tirelessly helping his kids as they take up The Beautiful Game.
Through Football Dad you’ll meet the oddballs he meets on the sidelines and in the clubrooms. Many a parent will recognise these characters … and smile.
Football Dad’s collection of stories were originally published in the award-winning football magazine The Range, published by WaiBOP Football in New Zealand. They have also appeared in FANZ, the official magazine of Friends of Football.

About the author

Jeff Neems is a football-loving dad who lives in the Waikato, New Zealand, where he has worked as a journalist and communications manager.

Specifications
Author: Jeff Neems

ISBN: 978-0-9941359-1-9

ebook format

RRP US$0.99

 


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You’re a Rugby Fan When …

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by Jack Sharp

You’re a rugby fan when . . . you want to cheer yourself up when the results aren’t going your way!

This neatly–packaged hardback finds more than 100 ways to remind you what’s great about being a rugby fan in a way that makes you smile.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves writing about sport and all things Kiwi with his tongue firmly in his cheek (or a double scoop of hokey pokey). His other books include New Zealand 50 Australia 0 and It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When …

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-9-1

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When …

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by Jack Sharp

The smell of charcoal from the barbie almost rises from the page in this hilarious collection of insights into what makes a Kiwi summer – complete with backyard cricket and sand that always sneaks into baby’s nappies.

Jack Sharp raises more than 100 smiles as he captures what makes a New Zealand summer so yummy.

What the reviewers say

‘This is just the type of book I read at the beach!’ – Bruce McCord, Te Kuiti

‘That’s rubbish. I actually read it to him.’ – Janice McCord, Te Kuiti

‘Loved this book! I went out and bought all my overseas friends a copy.’ – Kit Packer, New Zealand Holiday Travel

About the author

Jack Sharp loves writing about all things Kiwi with his tongue firmly in his cheek (or a double scoop of hokey pokey). His other books include New Zealand 50 Australia 0 and You’re a Real Rugby Fan When …

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-8-4

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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You’re a Real Kiwi When …

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by Justin Brown

You can take the Kiwi out of New Zealand but you can’t take New Zealand out of the Kiwi!

Humourist Justin Brown explores what it’s really like to be a Kiwi in this hardback collection that’s chocka full of great one-liners. This is the first in our ‘Real Kiwi’ series, and it featured in the Top 10 New Zealand Non-fiction Bestsellers List.

What the reviewers say

‘I laughed at every page.’ – Kit Packer, blogger for New Zealand Holiday Travel

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Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

Justin Brown’s books are available at Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-2-2

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99


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New Zealand 50 Australia 0

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by Jack Sharp

Unashamedly the most biased sports book ever published in New Zealand!

Jack Sharp reminds us of the fifty biggest shellackings ever served to Australia by New Zealand’s greatest sports teams. Sports include rugby, league, football, netball, cricket, basketball, yachting, horse racing,hockey and a few surprises.

Neatly packaged as a hardback book, this is the perfect gift for your favourite Aussie.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves his sport and serving it up to Australians.

An ebook edition of this book is available from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-4-6

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$19.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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New Zealand 50 Australia 0 (ebook Edition)

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by Jack Sharp

Unashamedly the most biased sports book ever published in New Zealand!

Jack Sharp reminds us of the fifty biggest shellackings ever served to Australia by New Zealand’s greatest sports teams. Sports include rugby, league, football, netball, cricket, basketball, yachting, horse racing,hockey and a few surprises.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves his sport and serving it up to Australians.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9876636-8-9

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99


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Whatever Happened to Our National Dish?

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by Justin Brown

If there’s one thing New Zealanders are passionate about (other than rugby) it’s the origins of its national dish, the pavlova. But for a nation so keen to worship this sugary dessert, it’s remarkably difficult for visitors to find it in restaurants.

In this collection of stories, author Justin Brown sets out to find the ‘real’ New Zealand (and a plate of pavlova).

Having turned 36½ and discovered by chance that’s the age of the ‘average’ New Zealander, Brown figured it was time he rediscovered the country he’d grown up in.

Brown’s findings reveal a side to the nation you might not have expected. His light-hearted approach will make you smile as he puts to the test theories about New Zealand life. Is it true that Kiwis never complain? Or that Aussies hate them? And will he find that elusive bowl of pavlova?

Essential reading for Kiwis – and anyone planning to go to New Zealand.

Other titles in the Myth New Zealand collection are The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?; Some of my Best Friends are Metrosexuals; Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep?; plus, Myth New Zealand (All the Stories from Series One), which includes two bonus chapters.

What the reviewers say about Myth New Zealand

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9922542-9-2

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99


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Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep?

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by Justin Brown

New Zealanders have endured jokes about sheep for as long as they remember. It goes with the territory in a country where sheep once outnumbered people by more than 20 to 1.

But just as New Zealand’s image as a country overrun by woolly beasts is no longer valid, such is the case for many other facets of Kiwi life.

Is New Zealand still the land of milk and honey, where men worship the gods of rugby, racing and beer and the women know how to whip up a pavlova for dessert?

Author Justin Brown set out on a mission to find out what’s happened to modern New Zealand. Having turned 36½ and discovered by chance that’s the age of the ‘average’ New Zealander, Brown figured it was time he rediscovered the country he’d grown up in.

Brown’s findings reveal a side to the nation you might not have expected. His light-hearted approach will make you smile as he turns up some surprises – and the odd sheep joke.

Essential reading for Kiwis – and anyone planning to go to New Zealand.

Other titles in the Myth New Zealand collection are The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?; Some of my Best Friends are Metrosexuals; Whatever Happened to Our National Dish?; plus, Myth New Zealand (All the Stories from Series One), which includes two bonus chapters.

What the reviewers say about Myth New Zealand

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9922542-7-8

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99


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Some of My Best Mates are Metrosexuals

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by Justin Brown

It’s tough enough being a man of the modern world – but in New Zealand, it can be even more so. In the land of rugby, racing and beer, the role of Kiwi bloke has been changing. It’s confusing when your hero All Blacks apply eye liner and your mates carry handbags.

Author Justin Brown set out on a mission to find out what’s happened to the New Zealand male. Having turned 36½ and discovered by chance that’s the age of the ‘average’ New Zealander, Brown figured it was time he rediscovered the country he’d grown up in.

He faced up to some national sacred cows. Did the ‘good keen bloke’ still exist in New Zealand? Can you still be a real man and use moisturiser?

Brown’s findings reveal a side to the nation you might not have expected. His light-hearted approach will make you smile as he wades through the hair gel and cow paddocks to find the Kiwi male.

Essential reading for Kiwis – and anyone planning to go to New Zealand.

Other titles in the Myth New Zealand collection are Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep?; The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?; Whatever Happened to Our National Dish?; plus, Myth New Zealand (All the Stories from Series One), which includes two bonus chapters.

What the reviewers say about Myth New Zealand

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

You can preview and buy the ebook at Amazon here:

Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9922542-8-5

ebook format

RRP NZ$2.99