Blog Nat’s What I Reckon book review

Nat’s What I Reckon book review

Posted Dec. 26, 2020, 9:53 p.m. by T

Advertisement
KFAI - Undead

Nat’s What I Reckon: Un-Cook Yourself

Penguin Random House

 

This book is the culmination of a big year for its author ant the main protagonist Nat. Known and loved for his immensely popular YouTube channel Nat’s What I Reckon, stand-up shenanigans and related often satirical public appearances, the first literary emission focusses on the journey to become a more authentic self, which is informed by nine milestones.

With his approach equally informed by piss taking, a persiflage of self-help books and his idiosyncratic wit and charm, there is a genuine message at the core of each of his tongue-in-cheek elaborations of his “rules”, which thematically are often centred around mental health and other social commentary. One could claim that Un-Cook Yourself is the smart, ratbag and more relevant equivalent to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

If you are an aficionado and love his previous output, you will be enthused by this extension of his offerings, which is framed by his beloved trademark recipes and set in scene via cartoon illustrations.

For the uninitiated, especially those far away from terra australis, the book will offer an additional layer of enjoyment as Australiana, swearing and local vernacular are an integral part of the delivery. The fact that it is always delivered deadpan and in an effortless authentic manner, make his musings on the need to be relatable, genuine and thereby more enjoyable to than those of his contemporaries.

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Art Gear – Faber Castell

Posted by T
Jan. 17, 2021, 10:59 a.m.

Art Gear – Faber Castell   Welcome to the first instalment of a  new series dedicated to the arts and gear that has tried, tested and proven to be useful ... read more

Thus Let us Drink Beer – Pirate Life

Posted by T
Jan. 16, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

Thus Let us Drink Beer – Pirate Life   I have covered quite a few Australian breweries over the last couple of years as part of this series and discovered ... read more

Magic Mike Live @ Moore Park

Posted by T
Jan. 9, 2021, 1:59 p.m.

Magic Mike Live Moore Park Sydney, Australia January 9, 2021 Apparently, the concept of the stage adaption of Magic Mike Live was incepted on the set of the film of ... read more

The Formative Years – Iconic venues, Pt. 1

Posted by T
Jan. 2, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

The Formative Years – Iconic venues, Pt. 1 How could a series on iconic venues possible start without paying homage to one of the most legendary rock venues in the ... read more

Water of Life – Husk Distillers

Posted by T
Jan. 1, 2021, 11 a.m.

Water of Life – Husk Distillers   When I started this series a couple of years ago, I highlighted that the Australian spirits scene is thriving, with distilleries mushrooming manifold. ... read more

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.