Lolly Scramble: A Memoir of Little Consequence, published in 2005, is collection of autobiographical essays by New Zealand-Australian comedian Tony Martin. A second volume, A Nest of Occasionals, appeared in 2009.
The people mentioned in the book are not referred to by their real names.
Tells of the decline in use of passbooks in banking.
A New Zealand TV show shoots a scene in the neighbourhood of Martin's friend from Thames South Primary.
Martin and his friend befriend a peer whose religion forbids board games, television and movies, who is rumoured to possess only one testicle.
14-year-old Martin discusses 18-year-old Donna, who he has a crush on, with her 29-year-old boyfriend, and later attempts to engage her in conversation.
Martin's experience with New Zealand amateur theatre.
Martin moves into a rented room at the Yeoman household in Auckland.
An account of Martin's time in the advertising industry, starting at the bottom rung, and learning kerning.
Martin's experience at an Auckland boarding house run by a Swiss-German husband and Samoan wife.
An account of a lengthy New South Wales Bus trip.
Martin's time spent living in a flat in Melbourne.
The events following a minor collision with a drunk driver.
Martin's experience of visiting various chiropractors to cure recurring back pain.
Martin and his wife require legal forms to be signed by the "notary public".
Martin undergoes treatment for haemochromatosis.
Martin's experience with video game addiction, including Pong, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and GoldenEye 007.
Parental punishment in combined families, and Christmas cheer.