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The award-winning American writer Hunter S. Thompson was the founder of gonzo journalism. He wrote bestselling books about his personal and outrageous exploits while on the job as a journalist. My memoir, The Larrikin’s Hat, epitomises larrikin journalism because it is uniquely Australian. Aussies love to laugh at themselves, and at anyone else who puts their hand up to ridicule. My story is about human nature and people’s perennial fascination with adventure, absurdity, sensationalism and titillation. It's the story about a fair dinkum Aussie character who has lived and breathed a job that is appealing to many people because it is so far removed from the humdrum of everyday life. I had the enviable job of working within the print entertainment industry doing crazy and ridiculous stuff day in day out, and getting paid for it. As you'll read here, I made the most of every assignment imaginable. So check out The Larrikin’s Hat, and please get back to me with your thoughts...