William McInnes, one of Australia's best-loved entertainers and authors, takes a look at the Aussie obsession with sports and pop culture.
A chance encounter in an auction house is the jumping-off point for William's inimitable take on our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture and the artefacts and memorabilia that both make us cringe with recognition and laugh with warm affection. His trademark humour and anecdotes litter this collection, making it a true delight.
These are truly Aussie stories: about us, and about the things - and the people - in our lives.
About the Author
William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers, delighting readers with his memoirs A Man's Got To Have A Hobby and That'd Be Right , his novels Cricket Kings, The Laughing Clowns and The Birdwatcher, and his insight into Australian life since the 1940s, written with Essential Media and Entertainment, The Making Of Modern Australia . In 2011, with his wife Sarah Watt he co-wrote Worse Things Happen At Sea, which was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and the Indie Awards in 2012.
In 2014, he wrote Holidays, his unique perspective on the Australian obsession with taking a hard-earned break. Also an award-winning actor, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Unfinished Sky . He received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways , written and directed by Sarah Watt, and recently starred in the ABC television series The Time Of Our Lives And Hello Birdie.
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I love reading anything that William writes. I find I am trying to muffle laughs, with great difficulty!
You can hear his voice as you read along.
What a great read. William weaves his stories around his upbringing and I believe everyone that grew up in Australia in the 50's and 60's can identify with his experiences. Totally enjoyable.
Self-effacing, personal, poignant, funny - Manly Dailya warm and irreverent look at the memorabilia that defines us - Who Weeklya great book for anyone who enjoys a good yarn - Good Reading
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 25th October 2016
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1