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The Accidental Weatherman is the story of what happens when a hilarious Adelaide boy who knows nothing about meteorology scores the coveted weatherman gig on the highest rating breakfast TV show in Australia.

As the Sunrise weatherman, Sam Mac has bungee jumped, swum with sharks, got his cat on the cover of Pussweek magazine, taken his mum to the Logies when he was nominated for gold, stripped naked for The Real Full Monty and even recorded a song with The Wiggles. But, ultimately, his job is about people - from primary schoolers to pensioners, Sam's gift is how he connects with them all. He uses heart and humour in his role on Sunrise to introduce viewers to the true characters of Australia. He prides himself on bringing awareness to causes such as mental health and animal rescue, and on championing underdogs who might need a hand up or a shout out. His genuine nature and open-book approach to social media has won him hundreds of thousands of fans along the way - although even he would admit that many of them only like him for his cat Coco (who is rapidly catching up to him in Instagram followers).

After presenting more than 25,000 minutes of live TV in over 800 different Australian towns, Sam really has seen the absolute best of Australia and it's brought out the best in him.

©2021 Sam Mac (P)2021 Hachette Australia

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Funny and super entertaining!

I think the audio book is the best way to enjoy this book. Without Sam's voice in your ear it wouldn't be the same. such a good listen and I really enjoyed it!

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Brilliant

What a great book. It was funny, entertaining & at times made me cry. I’ve only recently downloaded Audible & absolutely loved that I was able to listen to Sam tell his story. I even listened to & enjoyed the acknowledgments (Macknowledgments) & I never usually do...

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Accidental Weatherman

This book is heart felt and incredible humbling to listen too. The chapter on Richard Marsland was difficult too listen to from and emotional perspective , yet so uplifting that you are bringing awareness to Mental Health. also loved the innocence of of your Mother (Loretta) and the Logies and although not a Cat lover myself enjoyed your interaction you have with Coco. I recommend this book and will listen to it again

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Fantastic Book

Love it. Sam Mac you are a top bloke. You really touched me in chapter 9 Richard.

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Robbed of the Logie

Brill loved it SamMac .... funny/insightful/sad I cried with you. You will have to commission a statue of Coco for your garden. I would love you to be my brother even just to meet Dr Chris 🤪. Keep reaching for the stars....

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Simply the best

What a journey! Through the laughs and the tears, Sam has so many experiences to share - all written and narrated in his unique, light hearted & lively way. I laughed and I cried along. I enjoyed every minute. so without spoiling it for anyone, in my humble opinion, I highly recommend it.

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