This volume is about sifting through the info we're bombarded with and drilling down to get at the core of an idea, an opinion or a thing.
Dave Eggers tells us about 10 things he loves and writer Christos Tsiolkas explains why Australians are damn lucky. We speak to dads and sons about working together, fall in love with a two-wheeled piece of junk, get stuck into Henry Rollins's bookshelf, investigate the vanishing art of pickpocketing, scratch our heads over sacred geometry, marvel at the weaponry of Cold War spies and appreciate the complexity of life's simple stuff: the miracle pig, the humble potato, the misunderstood handkerchief and the stately pinball.
We interview inventors, explorers and economists, travel to Japan, go deep into the Bolivian mines and spend time at a quiet shack in New Zealand. That's just some of the gold to be found within the pages, we reckon it's a darn worthy read.
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