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.
This beautifully-printed hardback comes complete with a CD of original Brown songs.
What the reviewers say
‘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 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
‘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
‘Interesting book!’ — Paul Henry, television broadcaster
‘A thoughtful and fun exploration of specific views/ideas of selfhood in New Zealand . . . good read.’ — Bookiemonster
‘It’s a fantastic book.’ — Muzza, radio broadcaster
‘A really good read . . . it makes you think.’ — Mark Bunting, radio broadcaster
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.
Author: Justin Brown
Hardback with jacket, 288 pages
CD of original songs included
16cm x 24cm (portrait)
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