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Laugh? I Could Have Cried
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Joe Bennett was born into the middle classes of England in 1957. Life was stable, suburban and sunny. Computers weren't around to ruin his childhood, nor terror of paedophiles, nor fast food. He had it easy. Aged 29, he came to New Zealand for one year to teach. Aged 51, he's still here. But in 1998 he swapped the classroom for the opinion page of the nation's newspapers. Since then he's been Qantas Media Awards Columnist of the Year three times, he's had eleven collections of his columns published in New Zealand and three worldwide, he's written three best-selling travel books, he's become a regular on radio and television, and he has made far too many after-dinner speeches. In the introduction to his very first collection, he wrote: 'If anything holds these articles together it is that I like people but not in herds. I distrust all belief, most thought and anything ending in ism. Most opinion is emotion in fancy dress.' Ten years later, this book presents the very best of a decade's work organized by topic. Here are his most memorable thoughts on dogs, games, language, travel, the idiocy of belief, and the swamping trivia that shape our lives despite our best intentions, all of them written with the ferocious comic clarity that has made his name.
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Joe Bennett was born in Brighton and since leaving Cambridge University has taught English in a variety of countries, including Canada, Spain and New Zealand. He now lives in Lyttelton with his dogs, cat and chickens.

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