Kerry Cue has written 20+ humorous and thought-provoking books.


The Sunday Story Club with co-author Doris Brett.

We all carry stories within us – wrenching, redemptive, extraordinary, and laced with unexpected and hard-won wisdom. This book reminds us of the power of conversation to enlighten, heal and transform.




There are many twists and turns in the plot, but with guns, sex and an outrageous (but fictional) National Gun and Shooters Association (NGSA) CEO ranting SHOOT THE LOONY LEFTIES, what’s not to like especially when the ‘LOONY LEFTIES’ start shooting back?



Meland: 10 Ways Self-Obsession Makes You Stupid

Our post-war affluence and market culture have combined to create many MeLanders with values of in-your-face egotism, voracious greed, ostentatious lifestyle, sense of entitlement and user-mentality. Their faux values and self-obsessed attitudes percolate through the culture turning where you work and live into a battleground of egos and an arms race in the Look-At-Me stakes. The MeLand culture also diminishes the way we treat and respect each other.



Kerry uses the Escape-the-Cliché-Thinking approach in her books. Thus Born to Whinge is an unreliable guide to parenting. With a chapter titled ‘We’ll name him Hertzhog’ to ‘A neurotics guide to childrens’ birthday parties’ doctors have recommended the book to anxious parents to make them more relaxed about parenting. God help them!



Kerry gave fashion a working over in Life on a G-String. Chapters included fashion tips for parents in ‘Oh Mum! You look like Priscilla Presley’s Poodle’ to ‘Fashion Advice for those about to be run over by a Bus.’




In Australia Unbuttoned, Kerry uses humour to highlight how Aussie’s behave on important occasions. This book is a serous commentary on the Aussie way of life. We live in a casual social culture but sometimes we are layback to the point of being in a coma while at other times we don’t know what we are doing. Chapters include ‘May Old Aquaintence be half-tanked’ and ‘Extinguishing Old Flames (A guide)’



I Left My Heart in Chinkapook and my Knickers in New York makes fun of our Aussie obsession with travel. If you think your passport photograph is a bitof a dog read on.  This is a story from theEvening Mail. Scotland:

‘interviewed after his release by Austrian Border Police, Mr John Louvet, an investigative journalist, agreed that he had been travelling thoughout Europe with a snap of his neighbour’s cocker spaniel, Chummy, as his passport photograph. A police spokesman said, ‘It was a very good likeness.’


Kerry’s most recent book Forgotten Wisdom, is about losing and rediscovering the Art of Happiness. Kerry calls it her self-therapy book. In her 8 years of benign madness she lost the ability to laugh at life. Life isn’t linear and it’s not easy either but if, even in grim times, you can recognise the absurdity of life, then somehow it eases our struggles. Kerry gained an insight into clichéd thinking from this period. She was trying to turn herself into a cliché of the perfect mother, perfect author, perfect house and the perfect children. That didn’t work. That didn’t work. But once she could laugh about it… she could escape this suffocating cliché. You can follow her progress in this book.

Book ISBNs:

Kerry Cue ISBN 9781922168108

Kerry Cue ISBN 978014024788

Kerry Cue ISBN 9781863712941

Kerry Cue ISBN 9780850919349

Kerry Cue ISBN 9781863712132

Kerry Cue ISBN 9780140127263

Kerry Cue ISBN 9780140114225

Kerry Cue ISBN 978073225625

Kerry Cue ISBN 9780140114201

Kerry Cue ISBN 9780140158212

KC ISBN 9781921221415

Kerry Cue ISBN 9780140114188

KC ISBN 9780140114218

KC ISBN 0859249174

KC ISBN 08529248518

KC ISBN 9780140101973

KC ISBN 9780140175837

KC ISBN 0140114181

KC ISBN 0727019104

15 thoughts on “Books

  1. Dear Kerry
    I have only just now finished reading your soulful masterpiece, Forgotten Wisdom for the third time. Your book is a most treasured item, comforting food for the soul. Having happily turned 50 last week (after many years transitioning to a much happier me) some chapters resonated stronger than ever. Your words were inspiring and often brought much needed clarity which has helped me in my journey. Thank you.
    Catherine xx

    • Hello Catherine,

      I was thrilled to read your comment. Forgotten Wisdom was written honestly and from the heart. I call it my Therapy Book. But to think it has helped one other person get some clarity on emotional turmoil .. I was looking for such clarity myself … makes the effort so worthwhile. Thank you so much for getting in touch. And I wish you much joy on the rest of your journey. Take Care. Kerry

  2. Hi Kerry,
    I am reading your latest book MeLand, and I think it is the funniest, scariest and wisest thing I have read in years! You articulated so well, the many things about our current meland crisis, that made me laugh-out-loud at the absurdity of it all! It will also leave an indelible effect about the way I think about keeping up with modern life! Thank you
    Kind Regards

    • Hello Danielle,

      Thanks so much for your thoughts. When you set out to write a ‘philosophical’ book, you hope that, firstly, someone somewhere reads it and, secondly, that it has a positive impact on their life. Needless to say, I lerv praise. More importantly, however, your comments suggest that MeLand gave you something to think about and that for me is pure gold. Thanks so much for taking the time to get in touch.

      Take Care
      Kerry Cue

  3. Hi Kerry, I bought Crooks Chooks and Bloody Ratbages when it was first published, then your 2nd and 3rd books, and I think your 4th book, you even rang me way back then when I couldn’t buy one of them and you sent it to me. I was absolutely thrilled that you took the time to do that.
    Since then I have lent them all to all my friends who also loved them, unfortunately during a couple of moves they have been lost and I would love to get them again.
    Are they available as eBooks as that is my preferred way to read now a days, if not could you tell me where I can purchase them again.
    Thanks in advance
    Pam Sherwood

    • Hello Pam,

      Absolutely wonderful to hear from you again. The Ratbag books aren’t available as ebooks yet. But your query reminds me to put them out as ebooks. The paperbacks are out of print. I lost a copy of My Ratbag Relatios at one talk and had to buy one from Abe Books, who added the comment ‘Good to see this book going to a good home’.Ha! So I’m not much help at this stage, but I will get on with it.


      Kerry Cue

  4. Hi Kerry, I would really like to be able access the ratbag books. I have lost my copies, and would love my daughter to read them, as they are very reflective of my life as a kid with a country copper for a Dad. Is there anywhere I can buy them, or access them as e-books?
    Thank you so much for your time.


    • Hello Kerryn,
      wonderful to hear from some one who also grew up on a police station. The older I get the more strange and bizarre the experience seems. But it was also an education like no other. The Ratbag books stayed in print for a long time but are out of print now. You can buy them second hand online. Just Google the title. And I will put them online as ebooks when I get more organised. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.

  5. Kerry. I have read and reread all your books and always take them from the shelf when I need a laugh. My absolute favourites are the ratbag trilogy and my dad loved them and they gave him great enjoyment and comfort when he was severely ill I have bought multiple copies over the years for friends and family – even scoring a signed copy. I am desperate to get them as ebooks so they are always on my iPad To read when travelling but have not found them. Have also thought of scanning them myself but I would rather pay you since I have gotten so much joy from them. Can you tell me if / when you will have these available so I can get them. Thanks so much for all the enjoyment you have given me and I live in hope of a fourth book,

    • Hello Craig,
      Wow! What a delight to get your email. I am amazed as, well you know, the Ratbag books were published over 30 years ago. I have looked into getting the books digitised (Is that a word?) but haven’t followed through. Your email will get me moving. One funny story. The Ratbag books were republished a number of times but, after 30 years in the Kyneton Library, they had to be retired. My younger sister couldn’t wait to tell me where they ended up. Not in the dumpster but in the local Museum!!!!!! Thanks so much for getting in touch. You’ve made my day. All the Best, Kerry

      • ps: I have stories and notes enough to write another book but everything has changed so much in Australia. The language, what we eat, telecommunication (no exchange), what we wore … it was just fortunate I wrote those books when all those memories were within reach. So no 4th book. I say that now. Who knows?

  6. Hi Kerry, I am after your Rat bag trilogy books as I also grew up in Kyneton and read them when you first published them but unfortunately i have no idea what happened to my copies which I must have lent to someone and never got returned. I would desperately love to read them again. I knew your family quite well and many of the characters in your stories.
    Are they still available anywhere to purchase.
    Kind regards Joanne

    • Hello Joanne, fabulous to hear from you. Considering the books were about 1960s and the first book was published in … OMG! … 1983 you and I both have long memories. The Ratbag series stayed in print for 10 years, which is amazing by today’s standards. But, unfortunately, they are out of print and can only be bought online. Like you, I lost a copy of one book and had to buy it second hand. At least, the book shop dealer noticed my name and added the comment ‘I see it’s going to a good home.’ Sorry I can’t help you more. But if you are ever in a second hand shop you may find a copy. The online price is ridiculous. Wishing you a sane New year. Is that possible? Cheers Kerry

  7. Thanks Kerry for your reply. I have found an old copy of “ My ratbag relations” in a book shop in Woodend the other day and the gentleman in the store has taken my number in case he gets any more of your books. I’ll keep searching in the meantime.
    Hope 2022 is a good year for you and your family. Kind regards Joanne.

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