Why does the dominant partner in any sexual relationship usually sleep on the side of the bed nearest the door? Is there a direct relationship between the length of hemlines and the state of the national economy? Are odd numbers evil? And why do drivers with hats drive 40 kilometres per hour slower than those without?
Ex-Wallaby and television presenter Peter FitzSimons is not afraid to tackle life’s big issues head on, and this little hard cover offering does just that, discussion these questions and more. It is not always politically correct, nor is it scientifically proven, but his take on life is both amusing and entertaining.
Readers will find that they are prone to head nodding, wry smiles as they recognise themselves in some of the theories, and moments where they just have to read a passage out loud to whoever will listen. This is that sort of book.
Great fun, suitable for anyone with a sense of humour.
Little Theories of Life, by Peter FitzSimons
Allen & Unwin, 2007
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