The (un)Lucky Sperm

Living in Broken Hill, an isolated mining town in the outback, can make or break you.

Until he was seventeen, Brett Preiss—Betty, to his less forgiving friends— lived in the dusty Australian outback, where he was one of four siblings in a dysfunctional family. He learned how to survive under the most bizarre and extraordinary circumstances. In this book, he shares the trials and tribulations of his youth  through anecdotes that will leave you in tears of joy or sorrow. Travel back to the ’60s and ’70s and watch Brett transform from a sperm to adolescent. Follow him as he has his first piano lesson, complete with Hail Marys, and receives his first sewing machine … and his first ejaculation.  Cheer him along in his struggles and triumphs until he leaves the desert and heads off to university, and find out why you should never ask him to look after your budgie. 

The (un)Lucky Sperm is a humorous memoir—a collection of honest, harrowing and absurd accounts. If you like stories full of sarcasm and observational humour, then you are going to love this book.