'When expatriate novelist Nikki Gemmell had her children in London, she chose to give them Aussie citizenship over British. This Is Why.
'Why You Are Australian is an examination of our country thirty years ago and today: all the glory of its sun and water - and all the darkness of tall poppies and Cronulla. How does our land look from way over there, and from right up close?
'A treatise about what it means to be Australian right now. Honest, moving, provocative, uplifting - an exile′s story, a mother′s story, an Australian′s story.
'Why You Are Australian [is] for anyone who needs reminding.' (From the publisher's website.)