A sampling of Bennett’s best

February 28, 2009

Alive and Kicking, by Joe Bennett (HarperCollins, RRP $24.99):

After 11 years and 11 collections of columns, Joe Bennett is back with another sampling of just what it is that makes him so good.

In Alive and Kicking, New Zealand’s favourite columnist takes a shot at everything from Beckham-mania to golf umbrellas, from Hillary Clinton to dying pets. And, as always, Bennett manages to make them all interesting and entertaining.

I’d already read most of the columns in this collection but still enjoyed reading them again.

It’s easy to see why Bennett has been named Qantas columnist of the year three times.

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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