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Memoirs - Mike Willesee

Hardcover Published: 14th November 2017
ISBN: 9781760553517
Number Of Pages: 416

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After thousands of stories, a legend finally tells his own.

Mike Willesee has been Australia's most revered television journalist for over fifty years. And behind the lens, a businessman, powerbroker, trailblazer and enduring enigma.

Son of a minister in the Whitlam cabinet, Willesee was a football star before finding fame as a crusading journalist, and Vietnam War correspondent, for This Day Tonight and Four Corners. Later, as creator of A Current Affair, his interviews became news in themselves, attracting blockbuster ratings, wielding huge political power and transforming him into an icon.

In life, Willesee was a husband and father of six. He made a fortune in radio and television then lost it saving the Sydney Swans and battling his demons.

After a live on-air interview with gunmen secured the release of two children being held hostage, Willesee left ACA. He made acclaimed documentaries on subjects as diverse as stigmata and ancient tribes. He survived a plane crash, found God and fought cancer. But he never stopped seeking truth.

Memoirs is that truth - the extraordinary story of Mike Willesee's epic life.

About the Author

Michael Willesee (born 29 June 1942) is Australia's most famous and respected journalist and broadcaster. He has now spent over 50 years writing, interviewing, directing, producing and trailblazing in the name of news-breaking and truth across newspapers, radio, television and documentary. Away from the media, Mike was a successful businessman in FM radio and thoroughbred horse racing. He was inducted into the Logies Hall of Fame in 2002. Mike lives in Sydney. Memoirs is his first book.

Good Autobiography


It talks about the authors development, experiences and adventures as a journalist and is full of political references. It grabs your attention and carries you along with the developing story.

Brisdbane Australia


Not what I ordered it's not signed


I ordered a signed copy and didn't get one and wasn't asked if I'd take a non signed copy



Interesting reading


It was interesting to learn about about Mike Willesee behind the interviewer. He has had lived full and varied life and told his story, warts and all.

Sorrento, Victoria


Fabulous Read


Could not put it down. Highly recommend.


Amazing read!


Amazing read about the life of Mike Willesee and his surrounding world in the 70s. Very entertaining!

Sydney Australia



3.8 5


ISBN: 9781760553517
ISBN-10: 1760553514
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 14th November 2017
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.1  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.8