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Girls, Cars, Steroids and Money: Anton Taylor Presents The Wisdom of Jozi Shore

The Wisdom of Jozi ShoreThe Wisdom of Jozi Shore is filled with nuggets of ‘sage’ advice and knowledge that are essential to any guy who is serious about looking after himself physically and who is looking for advice on how to navigate his way around the fairer sex.

The book is organised along a series of themes including girls, cars, steroids, gym and money, to mention a few. It contains many hilarious one-liners of the Jozi Shore gang’s outlook on life and how they live theirs in such a way that they’re always at their peak. These one-liners include such gems as:

  • ‘I don’t trust a man whose arms are thinner than a girl’s.’
  • ‘If the bar’s not bending, you’re just pretending.’
  • (When buying special supplements): ‘I mean brutha, we see everything on the shelf, but you know, we’re looking for something extra special … Something under that counter there.’
  • ‘I’m not actually as tall as I seem, I’ll let you in on a secret, I’m just sitting on my wallet.’

These and many others provide entertaining and provocative insight into the world of ‘Jo’burg boets’, as they have been dubbed by the Jozi Shore crew. These one-liners have taken on a life of their own and are frequently quoted among the fans of the videos – not always in the tongue-in-cheek way in which they are intended.

The book also contains photographs of the members of Jozi Shore, individually and as a group, in scenes where they are most blissful – at the gym, at a health shop buying their protein shakes and steroids, and of course, trying to get girls.

About the author

The main driving force behind the YouTube series Jozi Shore is Anton Taylor, who graduated from the University of Cape Town with five majors and an English Honours degree. He, and the other members of Jozi Shore, are nothing like their respective characters. With these videos they are having fun and making fun of the stereotypes that the videos present.

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