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The Family Law

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Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is the author of the memoir The Family Law, which he adapted for SBS TV, Gaysia, and a Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101. A columnist for Fairfax’s Good Weekend magazine, Law has also written for over …

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Praise for The Family Law

‘Very may find yourself at times almost barking with laughter’ —the Monthly


‘Law is a writer of great wit and warmth who combines apparently artless and effortless comedian’s patter with a high level of technical skill.’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘Simultaneously weird and instantly recognisable, the Laws are an Australian family it’s well worth getting to know’ —The Enthusiast


‘Wonderful. Everyone should run to their nearest bookshop and buy a copy.’ —Defamer


‘Enjoyable, easy reading ... Law is a considerable talent with a long future ahead of him.’ —Literary Minded


‘The eccentric, clever and beautifully resonant The Family Law. It’s sharply written, brilliantly observed and infused with an authenticity that makes it compelling.’ —Saturday Age

‘An engaging read.’—West Weekend Magazine, West Australian


‘An addictive read.’ —Courier-Mail


‘Benjamin Law manages to be scatagogical, hilarious and heartbreaking all at the same time. Every sentence fizzes like an exploding fireball of energy.’—Alice Pung

‘A vivid, gorgeously garish, Technicolour portrait of a family. It’s impossible not to let oneself go along for the ride and emerge at the book’s end enlightened, touched, thrilling with laughter.’—Marieke Hardy

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