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This is an auction for MYTH NEW ZEALAND by Justin Brown.

"When Justin Brown turned 36 and a half, he stumbled on the fact he had become the average age of a New Zealander. With a wife, two children and a temperamental car, he became aware he'd become 'average' in other ways too. Armed with notebook and guitar, Brown set out to find more about the 'average' Kiwi - and the 'real' New Zealand. His discoveries are revealed in MYTH NEW ZEALAND and his collection of songs on the accompanying CD, where he asks:

* Do we really have a Number 8 wire mentality - and if so, what do we use it for (apart from fences)?

* Whatever happened to the 'good keen man'?

* Where's the new generation of Burt Munroes?

* Is this still a great place to bring up the kids?

* And if pavlova is the national dish, why can't you find it in restaurants?

"Brown's determination to separate myth from reality results in a hilarious and thought-provoking look at modern New Zealand."

Reviewers love it:

'Superb . . . I can't believe the amount of research and the amount of concepts that are, shall we say 'adjusted' by the author. He's taken into account things people think about New Zealand, clean green, owning your own house, the food we eat. Fascinating, very, very,very well done. I picked it up thinking it was a clever title and it turns out every page has a myth about New Zealand we didn't know.
- Max Cryer

'An insightful humourous meandre through our history with a look into our future.'
- M2 Magazine.

'A thoughtful and fun exploration of specific views/ideas of selfhood in New Zealand in the last 30-ish years.'
- BookieMonster.

Hardback 2010.

286 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.
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  • tracked mail$5.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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