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Country  Australia
Publication date  October 2005
Pages  320 pp
Originally published  October 2005
Genre  Humour
4.1/5 Goodreads

Language  English
Media type  Print (Paperback)
ISBN  0-330-42213-8
Author  Tony Martin
Publisher  Macmillan Publishers
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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.

Contents

The people mentioned in the book are not referred to by their real names.

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Next Teller Please

Tells of the decline in use of passbooks in banking.

Something Of Dreams

A New Zealand TV show shoots a scene in the neighbourhood of Martin's friend from Thames South Primary.

Mono

Martin and his friend befriend a peer whose religion forbids board games, television and movies, who is rumoured to possess only one testicle.

Longnecks

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.

The Secret Passage

Martin's experience with New Zealand amateur theatre.

A Made Bed in Hell

Martin moves into a rented room at the Yeoman household in Auckland.

No Tarzan, Mind

An account of Martin's time in the advertising industry, starting at the bottom rung, and learning kerning.

The Yeti

Martin's experience at an Auckland boarding house run by a Swiss-German husband and Samoan wife.

Breakfast in Dubbo

An account of a lengthy New South Wales Bus trip.

Unlucky 12a

Martin's time spent living in a flat in Melbourne.

Prang

The events following a minor collision with a drunk driver.

The Doctor is Out

Martin's experience of visiting various chiropractors to cure recurring back pain.

The Notary Public

Martin and his wife require legal forms to be signed by the "notary public".

Any Old Iron

Martin undergoes treatment for haemochromatosis.

Donkey Shines

Martin's experience with video game addiction, including Pong, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and GoldenEye 007.

In the Eye of the Lolly Scramble

Parental punishment in combined families, and Christmas cheer.

References

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