“A sweet, silly, funny story about a modern Australian man looking to find an identity for himself…” – Kate Hyde

I should point out the fact that Kate is my publicist, so she may be a little biased, but I like the way she describes this book. Except for the part where she calls me a man. That sounds too grown-up. The Australian called it “punchy” and “enjoyable” with “moments of brilliance”. My mum thought it was funny, both are reasonably apt endorsements which I will gladly take.

Buy HipsterMattic online now from Booktopia (they’re Australian, support them!)

Buy the kindle version from Amazon (yay for you, technoperson!)

This is what it’s all about:

I’M SORRY, IT’S OVER. YOU JUST DON’T SEEM TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE. I CAN’T BE WITH SOMEBODY WHO DOESN’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE…

Broken-hearted, alone and sobbing so hard there was enough snot coming out his nose to give an elephant a phlegm transplant, Matt Granfield decided the best way to find himself-to truly know who he was- was to become someone else. Already a bit of a hipster, and with his ex’s words ringing in his ears, Matt embarked on a journey to try to become the hippest person on the planet-the world’s Ultimate Hipster.

The quest began innocuously enough-visiting trendy cafes, selling homemade jewellery at a market stall and writing poetry – but it quickly spiralled out of control. Soon there were National Bike Polo Championships to attend, tattoo parlours to visit, bands to start and organic vegetables to grow!

But would all these hipster adventures help Matt find himself? To truly know who he is? Would they help him become the Ultimate Hipster?

HipsterMattic is the hilarious and endearing tale of one man’s heartache and his subsequent quest to find himself. A must-read for anyone who’s ever tried (and perhaps failed) to be cool.

There’s also a bunch of interviews about HipsterMattic here if you happen to be interested.