They're a Weird Mob (Text Classics) Paperback – 14 Feb 2013
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A rollicking comedy about an Italian journalist in fifties Australia trying to get his head around the native's vernacular. Anybody who has the subtitles on for Kath & Kim will get the joke. --Seven in the Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Nino Culotta (real name John O Grady) was born in Waverley on 9 October 1907.
John was educated at home by his father along with several of his seven brothers and sisters. When he was twelve, John went to the Catholic school in Tamworth and later to St Stanislaus College, Bathurst. He hoped to become a doctor but there was no money and he graduated from Sydney University as a pharmacist, a profession he never much liked.
John O Grady was married three times, and had four children. He wrote for most of his adult life, but did not publish a book until he dreamed up "They re a Weird Mob" to win a bet. He was fifty when it came out. It remains one of the most successful titles in Australian publishing history. O Grady abandoned pharmacy and went on to write fifteen more books. In 1959 he published his famous comic poem The Integrated Adjective, better known as Tumba Bloody Rumba in the "Bulletin." He died in Sydney in 1981.
Jacinta Tynan is an author, columnist and news presenter on Sky News. Her first book, "Good Man Hunting," a memoir about looking for love, earned her the accolade 'Australia's answer to Carrie Bradshaw'. Her second book, "Some Girls Do: My Life as a Teenager," is an anthology of female authors writing the true story of their adolescence."
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I'd like to recommend this to everyone, but if you don't understand the Australian argot and aren't willing to puzzle it out or check a slang dictionary, it would probably be frustrating. Having said that, Nino is such a larger than life character that even if you don't understand a lot of the dialogue, you will still end up understanding Nino.
It was a delight to discover that the book was even funnier than the radio program, and I have read it many times since. It is always funny, and underneath the humour there is a serious point being made, one which all immigrants should take to heart.