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Best. Times. Ever.

"Mark Juddery's jaunty tone and unbridled optimism put paid to the idea that everything's going to the dogs. A Pangloss for the Internet age. Read. This. Book."
- Pamela Hewitt


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Best. Times. Ever.

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Yes, things are still better than ever (so I’m still right)

Despite my current medical state (I started my fourth cycle of chemotherapy yesterday – and strangely enough, I’m not feeling like a complete wreck this morning), meaning that I couldn’t exactly do a book tour of Australia, I hear that Best. Times. Ever has been selling well. Thanks to all those who have bought it […]

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Seeing the positive side… of anything

“Balanced reporting” is a mantra for the media, and the ABC has even employed someone to ensure balance in its news and current affairs. Unfortunately, all these attempts to achieve balance are made more challenging by those who have trouble seeing the good side to certain things and people. Perhaps we should take a leaf […]

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Oscar predictions (just a year early)

In an earlier blog, I suggested that, despite being called “optimistic”, my book Best. Times. Ever. only dares to make one bold prediction: that one of these days, Amy Adams will win an Oscar. This, I feel, is a safe field for me. Though I’ve rarely (or never) been asked to predict election results or […]

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A gift at the book launch

Though I’ve mostly been on “sick leave” from the book promotional circuit, a special Canberra launch for Best. Times. Ever. was held at the Paperchain Bookstore on Thursday last week. The book was launched by The Canberra Times‘ editor-at-large Jack Waterford. Though I was feeling fine, I was given a seat, just in case – […]

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