All aboard the Scomo Express as our hero pulls back the lid on the life and times of one of history's great leaders and humbly serves up -a steaming meat pie of everyman wisdom for the hungering masses. These are the unofficial chronicles of Scotty's first 18 months in his new role as head honcho of the largest marketing firm in the country - the Australian Federal Government - as it unfolded, completely devoid of any self-aggrandisement, double-speak, sleight-of-hand or other dirty shenanigans played by the Opposition. Thrill as the man who put the Scotty into Marketing tells how he honed his Sharkies lovin', beer drinkin', God fearin', cap wearin', Daggy Dad alter ego and used it to such miraculous effect. Marvel at how he developed such classic slogans as 'The Bill Australia can't afford', 'I'm listening. I'm hearing. I'm doing', and the immortal 'If you have a go, you'll get a go'. Like an egg to the back of your head, you will be blindsided by the rush of adrenaline as the Boy from Bronte waltzes from the boardroom to the world stage, becoming besties with The Donald, all while keeping the Lucky Country lucky, the Newspolls honest and the Prince of Darkness from reanimating himself in the form of backstabbing Coalition aspirants. From the inner-workings of BORDERFORCE!., to what really happened at the Engadine Maccas, this candid, compelling and completely unofficial diary is your backdoor access to the halls of power. With all that sweat, blood and cheers, who wouldn't deserve a tropical holiday?



ISBN: 9781760899080
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 17 Nov 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publication City, Country: Australia
Dimensions (cm): 12.9(H) x 19.8(L)


Author Biography

Tosh Greenslade is a Melbourne writer and actor best known for his work as a main cast member on all 12 series of Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell on the ABC. A graduate of The National Theatre Drama School, he has written for the Good Food Guide and performed at both the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. @toshgreenslade Andrew Weldon is a Melbourne-based illustrator and cartoonist. His cartoons have been published widely, nationally and internationally, including in The New Yorker, The Spectator (UK), Private Eye, and the Chaser books and website. For many years his cartoons appeared regularly in the Age, the Sunday Age and the Sydney Morning Herald newspapers, and he has been the cartoonist for the Big Issue Australia since the magazine's inception in 1996. His political cartoons have featured regularly in the Best Australian Political Cartoons collections, and in the Museum of Australian Democracy's annual Behind the Lines 'best-of' political cartooning exhibitions. He has published books for both children and adults, including cartoon collections, I'm So Sorry Little Man, I Thought You Were a Hand-Puppet and If You Weren't a Hedgehog . . . If I Weren't a Haemophiliac . . ., as well as the children book series Don't Look Now, co-created with Paul Jennings. https-//andrewweldon.com/ @aweldoncartoons

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