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.

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

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.

Justin Brown’s books are available at Amazon.



Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-3-9

Hardback with jacket, 288 pages

CD of original songs included

16cm x 24cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$29.99

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