Humour

The Sheep Whisperer

The Sheep Whisperer – with illustrations that will put a smile on your face – is billed as ‘a New Zealand fairy tale for grown ups.’ It’s the gift that’s just as suitable for the politically aware as it is for those who are sick of national politics.”

Football Dad

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.

You’re a Rugby Fan When …

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.

It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When …

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. It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When … will raise plenty of smiles.

You’re a Real Kiwi When …

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.

Whatever Happened to Our National Dish? – (ebook edition)

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).

Whatever Happened to 80 Million Sheep? – (ebook edition)

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.

The Greatest Place to Bring Up Kids?

It’s often the reason why people move to New Zealand or Kiwis return home to live there – it’s the greatest place in the world to bring up kids. But is it, really? Generations of New Zealanders have plainly believed so. Author Justin Brown set out on a mission to find out whether it’s still true, or ever was true.

Some of My Best Mates are Metrosexuals

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.

Myth New Zealand

Bestselling author Justin Brown sets out to discover whether modern New Zealand is the same place he was promised when growing up in the 1970s — the land of rugby, racing and beer, 80 million sheep and number 8 fencing wire. Brown performs a 20th century reality check on Godzone, seeking to learn whether this is still the best place to bring up kids and what the future might hold for us.