Most of us can measure our lives against major events, and for a lot of people those events are sporting. For actor and writer Adam Zwar, every memorable moment in his life is tied to cricket. Twelve Summers is the story of those big memories and the big matches that accompanied them, told by one of the funniest writers in Australia.
Cricket fans, where were you during the disaster that was the 2013 Ashes? Adam Zwar was making a documentary about bodyline and filming a stunt that involved Brett Lee bowling bouncers to him while he wasn't wearing a helmet. Matthew Hayden warned him not do it. But the cameras were set up. What was he going to do - say no?
How about when Australia A nearly upset Australia in the 1995 World Series Cup and the players were rebelling against officials? Adam was working as a driver for an escort agency in Melbourne.
Or Australia v India in 2001? That was when Adam was stuck in a hotel with AC/DC.
For all the significant moments in Adam's life, cricket was in the background - or foreground. And you don't need to be a fan of cricket to be able to relate, because we all remember where we were when something important happened, whether that's a cricket test, an album release or a TV show ending. Twelve Summers is hilarious, moving and thought provoking. Even if you aren't a fan of cricket, you'll find a lot to love in this book.
Gift books for men are hard to find - because this will be humorous and about sport, it's ideal for Christmas.
Adam Zwar has great networks within Australian media and creative industries that can help promote the book.
Adam's work is well known to Australian audiences.
Perfect for fans of William McInnes and books like Girt by David Hunt.
Adam Zwar is an actor, writer and voice artist. He is the co-creator of the Australian comedy series Squinters, Lowdown and Wilfred, created the Channel 10 comedy series Mr. Black and the factual series Agony Aunts, Agony Uncles, The Agony of Life, The Agony of Modern Manners and Agony. He also presented and produced the cricket documentaries Underarm: The Ball That Changed Cricket and Bodyline: The Ultimate Test, and hosted the podcast 10 Questions.