Stand-up comedian Xavier Toby tells us all about the real world of the FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) worker in Western Australia’s mines. His memoir, Mining My Own Business, covers his stint onsite, somewhere in Australia, which he survives with the banter of his mates Damo, Pando, Jonno, Robbo, Donk, Jokka and Dale. Smart-arsey and heavily spiced with f-bombs and c-bombs — this is bloke’s territory, mate — it’s a great insider’s view of the faraway FIFO world.
Until April 19, lucky buyers also get two free tickets (worth a total of $40) to Xavier’s two shows in this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival — stand-up show “‘Mining’ My Own Business”, and the comedy walking tour “2014 – When We Were Idiots”. Details available when you get your copy of Mining My Own Business ($25).