Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag’s Rules for Life

Un-Cook Yourself: A Ratbag's Guide to Life by Nat's What I Reckon

Nat’s debut book out now

Nat’s debut book Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag’s Rules For Life topped bestseller lists in its first week of release and went on to win Booktopia’s Favourite Australian Book Award of 2020 (the proceeds of which Nat donated to Beyond Blue). It was also nominated for Non-Fiction Book of the Year in the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Nat’s What I Reckon was the tattooed lockdown saviour we didn’t know we needed, rescuing us from packet food, jar sauce and total boredom with his hilarious viral recipe videos that got us cooking at home like champions again.

Now that we’ve cooked our way out of lockdown and are wondering what the hell to do next, our favourite ratbag is back – and he’s ready to teach us more about life in this thoroughly unhelpful (but maybe actually kinda helpful?) self-help guide.

Nat’s already shown us that jar sauce can get fucked. But what else is shit – and what’s actually not shit? Is it all as bad as we feel like it is most of the time?

No part of our weird world and strange behaviour is spared as our long-haired guru tells us what he reckons about it all – and amps up the flavour with some eye-watering stories from his early years before a sweary video about pasta sauce shot him to global fame.

With Nat’s nine no-nonsense rules, you’ll be on the road to being a better dickhead faster than you can say ‘quarantine spirit risotto with parzley on top’. And if you screw it up: it doesn’t bloody Parramatta, champ.

Un-cook Yourself features a small selection of Nat’s favourite recipes illustrated by Sydney artists Bunkwaa, Glenno and Onnie O’Leary.

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