Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy

The Best Of Ruehl

Peter Ruehl
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Published

1 October 2011

ISBN

9780522861129

Pages

320

Weight

433g

Size

234mm x 157mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy

The Best Of Ruehl

Peter Ruehl
Peter Ruehl's humorous columns on life, family and politics have been one of the Australian Financial Review's most beloved and prominent features for more than two decades.
Ruehl's irreverent wit and ability to puncture pretentiousness with a well-turned phrase gave thousands of dedicated readers a good reason to read the paper back to front on the days the column appeared. His descriptions of growing up with teenage children are laugh-out-loud funny (well, for parents), and a younger generation of readers decided he was cool, with his constant satirical references to their music, dress and approach to life. Politicians sometimes winced but knew his hilarious descriptions of what was really going on in Canberra resonated more loudly than any press release. Peter Ruehl never lost his distinctive American style but he was able to understand Australian culture and to write about it and his views in a passionately funny and deeply personal way. Greg Hywood, chief executive of Fairfax, says he became a 'national institution'.
Ruehl's irreverent wit and ability to puncture pretentiousness with a well-turned phrase gave thousands of dedicated readers a good reason to read the paper back to front on the days the column appeared. His descriptions of growing up with teenage children are laugh-out-loud funny (well, for parents), and a younger generation of readers decided he was cool, with his constant satirical references to their music, dress and approach to life. Politicians sometimes winced but knew his hilarious descriptions of what was really going on in Canberra resonated more loudly than any press release. Peter Ruehl never lost his distinctive American style but he was able to understand Australian culture and to write about it and his views in a passionately funny and deeply personal way. Greg Hywood, chief executive of Fairfax, says he became a 'national institution'.

About the author

Peter Ruehl was born in New York City in 1947. He first came to Australia to cover the America's cup in Fremantle in 1987, but quickly discovered a broader role writing humorous columns about Australian life, his sense of the absurd compounded by having an Australian wife and three children. Along the way, he transformed himself into one of Australia's most beloved writers, always working from his home near the beach to create a world rich in imagery and laughter.

About Peter Ruehl

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