Reprehensible, polite histories of bad behaviour, Mikey Robins
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  • Reprehensible, polite histories of bad behaviour, Mikey Robins
Main title
  • Reprehensible
Sub title
  • polite histories of bad behaviour
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  • Mikey Robins
  • eng
  • Rollicking and informative, Reprehensible: Polite Histories of Bad Behaviour is your guide through some of the most shameful behaviour indulged in by humanity's most celebrated figures, as told by Mikey Robins, one of Australia's most loved comedians. It is often said that we live in an era of constant outrage, but we are definitely not the inventors of outrageousness. Let's be honest, human beings have always been appalling. Not everyone and not all the time, but our history is littered with those whose work and deeds have rendered them . . . reprehensible. Sometimes it's our most esteemed luminaries who behave the worst. What are we to make of Catherine the Great's extensive collection of pornographic furniture, Hans Christian Andersen's toomuchinformation diary and Karl Marx's epic pub crawls? Or halloffame huckster William McCloundy, who in 1901 actually 'sold' the Brooklyn Bridge to an unsuspecting tourist, and the pharaoh who covered his slaves in honey to keep flies off his meal? Did you know about the royal ticklers of the House of Romanov, and the bizarre coronation rituals of early Irish kings? (Let's just say that eating a white horse wasn't the weirdest part of the ceremony.) So sit back and rest your conscience: there will be a host of scoundrels, bounders and reprobates, tales of lust and power aplenty, as we indulge in that sweet spot where history meets outrage, with just a bit of oldschool TMZ thrown in for good measure
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  • no index present
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  • non fiction
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  • bibliography
Target audience
  • adult
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