One One Five by Alan Manly, Julian Day and Graeme Brosnan
"We were like two citizens press-ganged to fight in a cold and dirty war in a courtroom without any weapons"
It is an article of faith with lawyers that a man who acts for himself has a fool for a client. Imagine what happens when two unremarkable men find themselves trapped in the court system battling for their lives.
What appears as a petty squabble over $115 sets the scene for a fight where they must represent themselves over two hundred times in the Local Court to the High Court.
Our humble heroes strike back at a legal system gone crazy.
Profound. Funny. True.
Click here to see photos of the One One Five Book Launch held at Buena Vista Café at the top of the New South Wales Supreme Court in Sydney.
Yellow Melody by Danae Eadan with Graeme Brosnan
If you imagined the teenage memoirs of a private schoolgirl and doctor's daughter from upper middle class Melbourne would be a lucklustre affair, you are so not cool.
This mad, bad, crazy, beautiful misunderstood girl has packed enough living into life to a last a dozen lifetimes: the nineties teenager from hell, bombed out on ecstasy by the age of fourteen and an alcoholic at fifteen, the wild woman of the noughties, the pill-popping party girl trollied to the max who set up a cocaine business right under the noses of Carl Williams and the notorious Carlton Crew who were too busy murdering each other to notice.
Sex, rape, madness and suicide, in and out of nightclubs, psychiatric hospitals and gaols while freebasing crack cocaine between bouts of bulimia and anorexia as she rocked on down the highway to hell. Yellow Melody is the compilation of memories and music of a young woman riddled with self doubt, with one foot in the grave, of a girl who is so irrational and base crazy, that at times the humour is absurdly funny. Wild. One in a million.