Kitty Flanagan Has a New Book!

488 Rules for Life: The Thankless Art of Being Correct released in the U.S. on October 27, 2020

Kitty Flanagan has a new book. Despite what Jordan Peterson says, there are more than 12 rules for life . . . a lot more. Thankfully, you now have this witty guide to remedy every annoying little thing society throws at you.

12 rules for life…I’ve got heaps more than that!

Kitty Flanagan

The Interview

James Boland, President of The Australian Community in New York interviews Kitty Flanagan on the U.S. release of her book: 488 Rules for Life – The Thankless Art of Being Correct.

  • 0:54 How did the concept for this book come about?
  • 2:12 What do you hope to achieve with the book?
  • 2:49 The “New York Minute”, and Rule 116: Always Be Ready!
  • 3:19 What are some of the funniest changes you had to make?
  • 3:59 Are there any new rules you would like to add or existing rules you’d like to amend?
  • 5:17 Your bio mentions that you are a bit of a soup enthusiast. Tell us—what’s your favorite soup and do you have a recipe?

Where can I buy a copy in the U.S.?

Firstly, Kitty’s book in on sale from October 27, 2020 and you can pre order at: Andrews McMeel Publishing…

Click the image to order Kitty’s book Now!

It’s Others who need help!

Most importantly, 488 Rules for Life is not a self-help book, because it’s not you who needs help—it’s other people. Whether they’re walking and texting, asphyxiating you on public transport with their noxious perfume cloud, or leaving one useless square of toilet paper on the roll, people just don’t know the rules.
But now, thanks to Australian comedian Kitty Flanagan’s comprehensive guide to modern behavior, our world will soon be a much better place. A place where people don’t ruin the fruit salad by putting banana in it . . . where your co-workers respect your olfactory system and refrain from reheating their fish curry in the office microwave . . . where middle-aged men don’t have ponytails.
What started as a joke on Kitty Flanagan’s popular segment on ABC TV’s The Weekly, is now a quintessential reference book with the power to change society. Or, at least, make it a bit less irritating.

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Wrap up of #OzDayNYC 2018 – aka “The Joeys”

It was a sold out, star-studded, Black Tie event at Pier A that recognized the contributions of Australian performing artists Amanda Bishop, Marika Aubrey, Ben McHugh, Kaye Tuckerman, Nick Hardcastle and Jeremy Youett.  Our Honorees were Stella Pulo and Sullivan Stapleton.

It was also great to see fellow Blindspot actor Luke Mitchell and his wife Rebecca Breeds stop by with Sully.  World renowned Australian Classical Guitarist Rupert Boyd added a special touch to the evening with a live performance.

The guest list read like a who’s who of Australian performing artists!

Announcing The Australian Community Center in New York

Who would have thought that seven years ago, what started out as a handful of Australian expats banding together to network and share knowledge, would grow into what is now the largest Australian non-profit organization by United States membership.

Further, after launching our Enterprise Social Network in January 2016, the Australian Community’s Yammer network has now grown to house the largest private Australian knowledgebase in the US.

Sixty percent of our 3,800 members, and two thirds of our Board of Directors are Australian women.

What would happen if The Australian Community appeared on Shark Tank?

If you are not familiar with Shark Tank, the TV show features Entrepreneurs pitching highly successful business owners on why they should invest in their company.

Theoretically speaking, if you could successfully pitch the Sharks on the value proposition of our organization to Australian Ex-pats, then attracting new members to join The Australian Community should be a no-brainer.