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  • Published: 31 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761344077
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 7 hr 3 min
  • Narrator: Rhys Nicholson
  • RRP: $36.99

Dish

Spiels, scoops, emotional outbursts and the occasional recipe




This is a semi-stream-of-consciousness written tapestry, squeezed out by a profoundly apprehensive overthinker who’s doing their best to unapologetically stop apologising. (It’s funnier than it sounds.)

Every now and then, when the planets align in just the right way, a book comes along that changes everything. An author sweats and toils to birth a tome with such colossal cultural impact, it has the power to retune the entire world to a whole new frequency. This is absolutely not one of those books. Not even close. And actually, that all sounds a bit much really, doesn’t it?

Rhys Nicholson is a multi-award winning comedian, writer and busy mum with an anxiety disorder, a complicated relationship with food and a book deal. In Dish, a debut whack at writing an entire book, Nicholson is reaching out to get some stuff straight in their head. Through a series of revealing stories, intrusive thoughts and a recipe here and there, they’re hoping to ruminate, gossip and generally have a deeply private, wide-ranging conversation with themselves about a whole bunch of life’s smaller questions. What do you do if you think you might have an underwear fetish? How long do you roast a chicken for? Does everyone hate you? Why did no one bring up how hard it is to write a book? What’s going on with heterosexual men, and are they ok?

  • Published: 31 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9781761344077
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House Australia Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 7 hr 3 min
  • Narrator: Rhys Nicholson
  • RRP: $36.99

About the author

Rhys Nicholson

Rhys Nicholson is a multi-award winning Australian comedian, writer, actor and presenter. Alongside a booming live and televised stand-up career – with performances in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and North America, and on Netflix – they are a favourite across our small screens too, from panel shows to documentary, acting roles (in the sci-fi comedy The Imperfects) and as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Hailed as ‘an astute satirist . . . clever and blatantly very funny’ by the Sydney Morning Herald, and ‘hilarious and uproariously catty’ by the Herald Sun, Rhys has opened for Conan O’Brien as he toured Australia, and is co-founder of Melbourne live comedy venue, The Comedy Republic.

Praise for Dish

This Dish is served hot, funny and sincerely fresh!

RuPaul

Rhys Nicholson’s book is pungent, salty, bittersweet and very fkn funny.

Benjamin Law

Riotous from beginning to end, plus genuinely brilliant recipes written how we wish all recipes were written.

Poh Ling Yeow

Rhys has long been a must-see comedian, but now they are a must-read writer. Hilarious and honest.

Benjamin Stevenson