This brave, beautifully written memoir from Brisbane comedian Corey White is brutal, darkly hilarious at times, unflinchingly honest, heart wrenching and yet through it all, so hopeful. It is a powerful story of childhood trauma, evil, resilience and the survival of the human spirit against all odds. An important, cleverly written debut that while difficult to read, you will not be able to put down. White has told a story that will stay with you for a long time.
Penguin Books RRP $32.99
A cup of Joe
We all know we shouldn’t be using paper takeaway coffee cups that are piling up in our landfill (and can’t be recycled due to their inner lining). Do your bit to support an Australian small business while imbibing your caffeine requirements from a vessel that looks like a piece of art. This gorgeous, hand-painted, ceramic takeaway cup is from a boutique ceramic studio in Noosa. All of their work is produced by hand, using clays sourced from our Australian landscape.
Bamboozled toothy pegs
Did you know that in Australia we use more than 100,000,000 plastic toothbrushes each year, and that it takes more than 500 years for a plastic toothbrush to decompose? Do the switcheroo to a Bamkiki toothbrush and do your bit to care for Mother Nature by reducing plastic landfill. The Aussie owned business makes toothbrushes from bamboo that is 100 per cent biodegradable and sustainably sourced. The Melbourne business even offers a clever subscription service, delivering a regular re-supply to your door so you never need to reorder.