Drawn out: A Seriously Funny Memoir
Tom Scott is a political commentator, political cartoonist, satirist, scriptwriter, playwright, raconteur and funny man. He's been drawing political cartoons for Wellington's Dominion Post since 1988, was in the Press Gallery and was famously banned by PM Muldoon. He's observed David Lange, Mike Moore and Helen Clark, he was a close friend of Ed Hillary and wrote and worked on a number of documentaries.His memoir covers his childhood - a tragi-comedy of a poor Irish Catholic family, his uni days when he was editor of the student newspaper and sued for blasphemous libel, his parliamentary career, his work with Ed Hillary and more. This book is multi-layered and a ripping good yarn.
Shortlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.