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Big Mouth

Big Mouth

by Matt Preston

Penguin Random House
Publish Date
November 2023

A rock'n'roll memoir of life, death and growing up with the occasional scandal.

For a man who has been firmly in the public eye for a decade or more, Matt Preston has been very, very quiet about his past and private life. There are reasons for this.

Now, in Big Mouth, Matt opens up for the first time about the good and the bad, the tragic and the ecstatic. Like the man himself, it's a story that's joyous, funny and larger than life.

From his adoption, fractured childhood and shocking family tragedies, to his disastrous spell in the British Army, to a misspent youth and burgeoning journalistic career in 1980s London, to relocating to the other side of the world and finding love - Matt writes frankly about it all.

He relives the unexpected twists of fate that saw him become a household name on one of the most successful Australian TV shows of all time. Looking back at his eleven seasons of MasterChef Australia, Matt dishes up insider stories only he could tell about memorable moments and behind-the-scenes drama.

Naturally, food weaves its way through his story at every turn. His most memorable food experiences, from the exquisite and the excellent to the dreary and the dreadful, form the backdrop to this fresh, exciting, gloriously eccentric memoir from one of the food world's most beloved bons vivants.

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