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Fri, 16 Feb


Better Read Than Dead

Victoria Vanstone in-conversation with Maz Compton

Join us with Victoria Vanstone to celebrate the release of A Thousand Wasted Sundays! Victoria will be joined by Maz Compton.

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Victoria Vanstone in-conversation with Maz Compton
Victoria Vanstone in-conversation with Maz Compton

Time & Location

16 Feb 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

A party girl with a socially acceptable binge-drinking habit swaps glitter boobs for mum shorts in this hilarious and heartfelt memoir.

Victoria Vanstone grew up in 1980s England in a happy home full of laughter, booze and a disturbing amount of fancy-dress parties. From her youthful days downing cheap wine at the local park to dodging disastrous relationships and a messy run-in with a firework, her reliable mate alcohol was never far from reach. Eventually, Victoria found herself in Australia with a husband and a child on the way. After sobering up for her first pregnancy, becoming a boring, bottom-wiping, cleaning machine meant she soon returned to her binge-drinking ways, and had to grapple anew with the habits and beliefs that had gone unchecked since childhood. Can a party girl put down the pint glass for good?

Incredibly funny and highly relatable, A Thousand Wasted Sundays is for anyone that has ever had a close encounter of the drinking kind. For fans of Rosie Waterland, Judith Lucy, Dolly Alderton and Adam Kay.

Our event space is wheelchair accessible via a stair lift. Please contact with any additional access requirements and/or questions.

Victoria Vanstone is the host of Sober Awkward, a popular comedy podcast that tracks two former party animals as they navigate life without booze. Victoria started writing on the day she gave up alcohol and became a renowned over-sharer on her blog The reformed 'party girl' is now on a mission to help others stuck in a pattern of normalised social binge drinking. Originally from Reading in the UK, Victoria now lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland with her brood of uncontrollable children, a rather confused dog, and a very patient husband.


Maz Compton is a tv and radio host who has lived her life out loud. From MTV, to the dizzying heights of a National Radio Show, her life on paper was on point but her relationship with alcohol was way out of whack. Maz had her last drink on NYE 2014 and wants to share the joy and empowerment sobriety can bring each person by hosting honest conversations about living a life without alcohol.


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