The Family Law by Benjamin Law

The Family Law by Benjamin Law

A vivid, gorgeously garish, Technicolor portrait of a family. It’s impossible not to let oneself go along for the ride and emerge at the book’s end enlightened, touched, thrilling with laughter.’ – Marieke Hardy

Meet the Law family – eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won’t his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love?

Hilarious and moving, The Family Law is a linked series of tales from a wonderful new Australian talent.

Hey! Here's my review.

A collection of funny anecdotes about Benjamin's Chinese Australian family. I laughed out loud several times, especially at his mothers blunt reactions to things. 

I listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author, that I picked up free via Audible Australia. I've had it sitting there for ages and I'm glad I finally found the time to give it a go. Sometimes authors should stick to writing, but Benjamin did a great job of narrating his book.


  • Where: Audible Australia
  • Format: audiobook


  1. Sounds like a good listen Renee, I'll have to see whether my library has it on audio. How did you manage to get a free Audible book. I was with them years ago, but found that libraries have such a vast collection I opted out. Is it still expensive?

    1. Audible Australia had a limited deal a while back with a few free audiobooks if you signed up. It's still about $15 per month for one book.

  2. Lovely review Renee!
    Fiona Gavelle
    (Protagonist for Una Tiers)


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