The Daily Male: A Kiwi Bloke's Book of Days
Irresistibly titled and attractively packaged, this book will pique the interest of even the most difficult-to-please Kiwi male, with anecdotes and fascinating historic events to mark every day of the year. Illustrating the heroic, quirky, funny and inventive nature of Kiwi men, these stories will help us appreciate our men as more sophisticated, talented, visionary and impulsive than we sometimes give them credit for. Take the single-mindedness of Burt Munro turning up at Bonneville Salt Flats without having even registered to enter, Peter Montgomery's pride in declaring America's Cup to be New Zealand's Cup, and the ex-All Black hooker who won the heart of the country at the inaugural Dancing With the Stars. It's possible, quite often, to love and admire them - sportsmen, poets, soldiers, scientists, film-makers and politicians are all fondly mentioned.
Rosemary Hepozden has written a history of McDonald's in New Zealand, and a compendium of baby names. She runs her own business called The Word Factory, writing and editing a wide range of books and articles and teaches business writing at the University of Auckland's Centre for Continuing Education. Rosemary is fascinated by curious facts and likes nothing better than hunting down a good story. Murray Webb has been a prolific caricaturist since the 1970s. His subjects include politicians, sports people, and other people in the public eye, both in New Zealand and abroad.