A new book out in New Zealand which must find its way into your life. I know this to be true features New Zealanders who are living interesting lives, talking about the things they know to be true, the things they believe in, the things they have been taught, and the things they have learned. “Truth beauty wisdom and other stuff that matters.”
Created by publisher Geoff Blackwell, television producer Ric Salizzo and musician Mike Chunn, this book and television project is in support of the Play It Strange Trust, dedicated to cultivating the songwriting talent of young New Zealanders.
Among the 60 contributors are Dave Dobbyn, Dick Frizzell, Trelise Cooper, Rhys Darby, John Campbell, Judy Bailey, Gin Wigmore, Brendon McCullum, John Kirwan, Neil Finn, Danielle Cormack, Tiki Taane, Steve Hansen, Al Brown, Valerie Adams, Oscar Kightley, Sophie Pascoe, Beauden Barrett, Lucy Lawless, Colin Meads, Zoë Bell, Alan Gibbs, Jools & Lynda Topp, Pita Sharples, Peter Gordon, Silvia Cartwright, Sean Fitzpatrick, Rena Owen and Mahé Drysdale. And moi.