More Decent Obsessions
Have you ever become engrossed in a trashy magazine at the dentist, only to realise that it is a decade old? Why do 'mates rates' always favour the buyer and never the seller? Have you noticed the new trends in the language of cafe menus? Over the years Salt has charmed Australian readers with his unique blend of social insight and down-to-earth observations. In More Decent Obsessions Salt channels our innermost thoughts and helps us understand ourselves a little bit better. If not Salt, then who else would tell the Australian people the truth about the Goat's Cheese Curtain, ticket etiquette at the deli counter or how to navigate the introduction of the unisex loo? Join Bernard Salt on a playful yet insightful journey that takes us forward to the 2030s and back to the 1960s examining life, manners and more to sketch a bigger picture of modern life in Australia. 'Bernard is a highly amusing bellwether. He leads the rest of us sheep down a gentle path of truth.' - Ray Martin
- Electronic book text
- 01 Nov 2014
- Melbourne University Press
- Melbourne University Press Digital
About Bernard Salt
Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics. Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and broader demographic matters. More Decent Obsessions is his sixth book.