Un-Cook Yourself: A Ratbag's Rules for Life
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Uncook Yourself: A Ratbag’s Rules for Life was maybe perhaps not a book that I expected to see in an audiobook format. We support the First Nations People of Australia in their striving for Reconciliation, Treaty and a Voice to Parliament.
The book follows through with that message of being yourself and letting your individuality shine (so long as you're not hurting anyone), some crazy life stories, along with some comic styled recipes to break up the chapters. Watching leeks with little hairy bumcheeks run away from a fuck off knife has given me immense joy, and I never want to read a recipe that’s not like that ever again. This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees. Nat’s What I Reckon was the tattooed lockdown saviour we didn’t know we needed, rescuing us from packet food, jar sauce and total boredom with his hilarious viral recipe videos that got us cooking at home like champions again. Ya see, Nat's got a loud mouth and a taste for taking the piss out of stuff – it's how he lives, laughs and loves.It’s not a 5 star rating, only because as others said better than I did, it perhaps could have used a little more structural editing, but that’s being a bit pedantic.
Lastly, the recipes themselves are illustrated by several local Sydney artists, and are excellent - I think comic format works really well to portray his video style, and they're still informative and easy to follow. If you haven’t heard of Nat’s What I Reckon, do yourself a favour, Champions, and jump on IG or Youtube and give his videos a crack. The funniest bits were the commentaries on the ridiculousness of tissue boxes on the back shelves of cars, coffee after dinner and hot dogs. A wonderful hug in book form for anyone who's ever experienced mental health challenges and a great way to ease the pressure on life while bringing a smile to your face.If you’re looking for some laughs with a touch of introspection and a new winner to add to your dinner repertoire though, then you’re spot on with this one. and his combination of constant swearing, metalhead appearance, and surprisingly useful cooking advice won me over. It's also written in his signature style - 'fucken' rather than 'fucking', 'ya' rather than 'your' - which got a little old by the end. SHORTLISTED FOR ABIA GENERAL NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 Learn how to be a better d*ckhead with Nat's deep and meaningful guide to life. Regardless, he's on point about a few things in this work, especially people telling you to cheer up or man up.
As a not a teenage boy, I felt that his messages of being brave and finding your own way, getting off the couch and looking for an adventure (even if its the 1 star motel just out of town) were some of the things I took away. Now that we've cooked our way out of lockdown and are wondering what the hell to do next, our favourite ratbag is back - and he's ready to teach us more about life in this thoroughly unhelpful (but maybe actually kinda helpful? Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). I also need to point out that he uses a lot of swearing and Australian slang, which may be very difficult for some people. It properly made me laugh out loud and at the same time had me nodding along with so many of Nat's takes on life.
A pretty chilled out view of the world and ultimately a good reminder to just chill out and not take yourself too seriously. At the time I was struggling with my writing and how it would be received—should I be writing personal things about my sexuality? Nat’s What I Reckon was the tattooed lockdown savior we didn’t know we needed, rescuing us from packet food, jar sauce and total boredom with his hilarious viral recipe videos that got us cooking at home like champions again.
He seems to have genuinely had a really interesting life as well so finding out more about him has been a treat. When he’s not filming, cooking or purloining rosemary from a local traffic island, Nat can often be found indulging his love of rock’n’roll and comedy, playing in bands and stand-up rooms around Australia and abroad.Nat is a comedian, cook, professional potty-mouth, musician, mental health advocate and award-winning, bestselling author who happens to hate writing his own bio so has to get his partner Jules to help. We hear about his life and times and I’m really happy that for all the laughs that came with it; there was an emphasis on mental health.