CHILDHOOD OF AN IDIOT . . .

Dom Harvey, author of the bestselling Bucket List of an Idiot, returns to his childhood in this laugh-out-loud story of life as a kid in 1980s New Zealand.

'I entered the world kicking and screaming in 1973. I put my theatrical entrance down to me craving a nicotine fix. Mum smoked, like a chimney, right through the nine months of pregnancy. As far as anyone knew back then smoking was good for the unborn child. I'm pretty sure smoking was even permitted in the Plunket rooms mum and I used to go to before I was born.


How I survived to tell the tale of my young years is a miracle - we had no seatbelts, no bike helmets, no sun screen, we had trampolines with exposed springs, playgrounds with concrete floors, we shared bath water, the dentist was known as the murder house and we had to endure summers with lawn prickles as ferocious as land-mines.


Back then service stations gave you service and petrol. I never saw mum get out of the car at a forecourt, she'd just wind the window down and hold the money out. If she tried that now she could be parked up at the pumps long enough for her family to file a missing persons report.


This is the story of my childhood. But it is probably the story of yours as well if you grew up in the 1980s. This is a book for any New Zealander who has ever been told to stop crying or you will be given something to really cry about.'

This is the childhood of an idiot. And it gives me no pleasure to say that idiot is me, Dominic Harvey.

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Childhood of an idiot

'I entered the world kicking and screaming in 1973. I put my theatrical entrance down to me craving a nicotine fix. Mum smoked, like a chimney, right through the nine months of pregnancy. As far as anyone knew back then smoking was good for the unborn child. I'm pretty sure smoking was even permitted in the Plunket rooms mum and I used to go to before I was born.

Bucket list of an idiot

Hello, my name is Dominic Harvey and I am an idiot. Ever since the movie The Bucket List came out in 2008, people have been creating their own lists of things to do before they kick the bucket. Some of the things on these lists look so difficult that I wonder if dying would be a better option than actually ticking off the items.


This is the story of my childhood. But it is probably the story of yours as well if you grew up in the 1980s.

AUTHOR TOUR

Dom Harvey will be visiting Whanagrei, Auckland, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Mt Maunganui, New Plymouth, Napier, Hastings, Palmerston North, Nelson, and Christchurch


This is a book for any New Zealander who has ever been told to stop crying or you will be given something to really cry about.

About Dom

Dom Harvey is the best-selling author of the smash hit Bucket List of an Idiot. He is also one-third of New Zealand's most popular breakfast radio team. As part of The Edge's Morning crew, Dom, his wife Jay-Jay and Mike Puru have been keeping the country entertained with their antics for more than a decade.

We had no seatbelts, no bike helmets, no sun screen, we had trampolines with exposed springs, we shared bath water, the dentist was known as the murder house and we had to endure summers with lawn prickles as ferocious as land-mines.

The Dom Show

The Dom Show screens on The Edge TV sporadically with a new episode every Wednesday night at 7pm. Sky 114 and Freeview 11.



Episode 1

The team brainstorm ideas about what The Dom Show is.



Episode 2

Tem Morrison comes in for an interview and Dom & Mike have a bet.



Episode 3

Dom tries to get All Black Aaaron Smith to come on The Dom Show.



Episode 4

In a hilarious misunderstanding, Dom thinks he has been given the job of X Factor host.



Episode 5

Dom gets called in for a meeting with Leon the boss about sexual harassment in the workplace.



Episode 6

Dom decides to promote his show by sticking up an election style billboard.



Episode 7

Dom forces his co-host Mike to promote his new book on his TV shopping channel segment.



Episode 8

Dom goes straight to the top to try and find a new sponsor for season 2.