The Land Before Avocado

The Land Before Avocado 4

by Richard Glover

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/10/2018

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The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds.

A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come.

"It was simpler time". We had more fun back then". "Everyone could afford a house".

There's plenty of nostalgia right now for the Australia of the past, but what was it really like? In The Land Before Avocado, Richard Glover takes a journey to an almost unrecognisable Australia. It's a vivid portrait of a quite peculiar land: a place that is scary and weird, dangerous and incomprehensible, and, now and then, surprisingly appealing. It's the Australia of his childhood.

The Australia of the late 60's and early '70s. Let's break the news now: they didn't have avocado. It's a place of funny clothing and food that was appalling, but amusingly so. It also the land of staggeringly awful attitudes - often enshrined in law - towards anybody who didn't fit in.

The Land Before Avocado will make you laugh and cry, be angry and inspired. And leave you wondering how bizarre things were, not so long ago.

Most of all it will make you realise how far we've come - and how much further we can go.

ISBN:
9780733339813
9780733339813
Category:
Humour
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-10-2018
Publisher:
ABC Books
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
210x153x23mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Richard Glover

Richard Glover has written a number of bestselling books, including Flesh Wounds, The Mud House, In Bed with Jocasta, and George Clooney's Haircut and Other Cries for Help.

He writes a weekly column for the Sydney Morning Herald and presents the comedy program Thank God It's Friday on ABC Local Radio.

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  • The Land Before Avocado

    by on

    Richard Glover has hit the nail on the head! So much of what life was like growing up and entering the workforce at the end of the sixties.So much for the ' good old days'.

  • A trip down Memory Lane

    by on

    Enjoyable and light-weight review about how things were in my growing up years. Recommend this for the baby boomers who are starting to fade out.

  • perfect book i found

    by on

    very nice book , i really liked it

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