A marvellous collection of her musings in the Age
where she writes a witty weekly column. Under themes such as 'The Good Life, 'The God Spot' and 'Planet Telly' she provides her thoughts. 'I spent every Sunday of my first 18 years sitting on wooden pews listening to a bloke talking about his imaginary friend in the sky who did magic tricks.' 'You know you're from Melbourne if you are shocked that not all street directories are called Melway
'. There's more.
'Despite all the big talk and fancy press releases, let's face it, Swine Flu, you're more Babe than razorback. Twenty dead? Come on! More die choking on ham sandwiches every week. Sure, I won't be pashing any pigs for a while, but here's a tip from an old media hack- under-promise and over-deliver.' Swine Flu. Financial meltdown. It's been a bad year for pigs and pigs in suits. The cure? A good stiff dose of Catherine Deveny, who each week in the Age puts everything in perspective with outrageous wit and disarming honesty. Free to a Good Home includes her thoughts on gifted children and breakfast television, sexy billboards and the bill of rights. She reflects on her youngest child's first day at school, and on how to be happy in hard times. Fearlessly funny and always provocative, Deveny is the perfect antidote to the modern world's ills.