Five questions in five minutes with... Burt Sigsworth

Burt Sigsworth aka "Dr Dodgeball", author of "Fly like an emu" takes time out to answer five questions in five minutes...

What are you reading right now?
"Yes Man: The amazing tale of what happens when you decide to say...Yes" by Danny Wallace.
What do you like most about it?
I read it a few years ago and have gone back to it again. I am a big fan of Danny Wallace’s commitment to drastically changing his life. He is a bit of a kindred spirit, he came up with one of those crazy ideas and actually did it.
What is your favourite book?
Tough question, there are a lot of books that I really like. If I had to pick one I would say “To Kill a Mockingbird”. I read it at school and it left a big impression on a young mind.
What do you like to do when you are not writing unbelievable true stories about loopholes in Australian sport?
Life has been action packed over the last couple of years. I work at the airport and have a young family that I try and spend as much time with as possible, which isn’t always easy to juggle with the demands of being a self-selected semi-professional athlete.
If you could have dinner with two famous people (dead or alive) who would they be and why?
Given that I have spent the last couple of years riding on the coat tails of Australia’s great sporting heroes, I probably owe Don Bradman and Cathy Freeman a dinner to say thank you.

Burt Sigsworth will be appearing at Engadine Library for a book signing /author talk on 19th January, 2012 at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join us as Burt tells us more about his journey to becoming a part of Australia's first National Dodgeball Team. His book "Fly like an emu" will be available for sale and signing on the night. Bookings are essential as space is limited. Book online, or call 9548 6003.