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.