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              Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home

              Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Hardback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $33.75
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              From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Stories of adventure, misadventure, love and loss from the #1 bestselling author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man. Outrageous,... witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Australia's finest storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781460759486
              Published AU 7 Oct 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Man

              Working Class Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
              • Save $8.75
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              THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOY It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this h...ugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story. But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years - this is a story about how it's never too late to try and put things right.
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              ISBN 9781460753422
              Published AU 18 Jun 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Boy

              Working Class Boy (Hardback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $33.75
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              Long before Cold Chisel, long before 'Barnesy', there was the true story of James Dixon Swan A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and 'Barnesy',... long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life. Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny, Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. After arriving in Australia in the summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story of a family's collapse, but also of a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good. Nothing will prepare you for the power of Jimmy's memoir. A fierce, graphic, bawdy account of his working class childhood - truly harrowing , and yet often tender and funny. I couldn't put it down because, above all, it is also a story of resilience and bravery. - Sam Neill Visceral, brave, honest: it is like Angela's Ashes meets Trainspotting - only more brutal. A deep, guttural howl of a book, it speaks of the pain and hurt that haunt so many men.
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              ISBN 9781460752135
              Published AU 19 Sep 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Man Box Set

              Working Class Man Box Set (Hardback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $100.00
              • $75.00
              • Save $25.00
              • Delayed Release

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              ISBN 9781460755143
              Published AU 22 Oct 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Boy: The Number 1 Bestselling Memoir

              Working Class Boy: The Number 1 Bestselling Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $26.24
              • Save $8.75
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              The time I have spent writing this book has caused me a lot of pain. Sometimes because of what I have remembered about my childhood and sometimes because of what I couldn't remember. It is funny how your mind blocks things out when those things can hurt you. There are a lot of th...ings I wish I didn't remember...A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life. Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good.
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              ISBN 9781460753415
              Published AU 26 Mar 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Man

              Working Class Man (Paperback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
              • Save $6.25
              • In Stock At Publisher

              THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOY It's a life too big and a story too extraordinary for just one book. Jimmy Barnes has lived many lives - from Glaswegian migrant kid to iconic front man, from solo superstar to proud father of his own musical clan. In this h...ugely anticipated sequel to his critically acclaimed bestseller, Working Class Boy, Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. A spellbinding and searingly honest reflection on success, fame and addiction; this self-penned memoir reveals how Jimmy Barnes used the fuel of childhood trauma to ignite and propel Australia's greatest rock'n'roll story. But beyond the combustible merry-go-round of fame, drugs and rehab, across the Cold Chisel, solo and soul years - this is a story about how it's never too late to try and put things right.
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              ISBN 9781460754207
              Published AU 22 Jul 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Boy

              Working Class Boy (Paperback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
              • Save $6.25
              • In Stock At Publisher

              A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan... - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life. Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good.
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              ISBN 9781460757338
              Published AU 20 Aug 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Working Class Man: The No.1 Bestseller
               

              Working Class Man: The No.1 Bestseller (Hardback)

              By Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $39.99
              • Save $10.00
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              THE SEQUEL TO THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER WORKING CLASS BOY ...

              ISBN 9781460752142
              Published AU 23 Oct 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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              Working Class Boy
               

              Working Class Boy (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Barnes, Jimmy; Producer Train Music, Freight; Studios, Bolinda

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $42.49
              • Save $7.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              The time I have spent writing this book has caused me a lot of pain. Sometimes because of what I have remembered about my childhood and sometimes because of what I couldn't remember. It is funny how your mind blocks things out when those things can hurt you. There are a lot of th...ings I wish I didn't remember ... A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of OzPubRock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, there was the true story of James Dixon Swan - a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland to Australia in search of a better life. Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic and violent childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. This is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes. It is a memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny - Jimmy Barnes's childhood memoir is at once the story of migrant dreams fulfilled and dashed. Arriving in Australia in the Summer of 1962, things went from bad to worse for the Swan family - Dot, Jim and their six kids. The scramble to manage in the tough northern suburbs of Adelaide in the 60s would take its toll on the Swans as dwindling money, too much alcohol, and fraying tempers gave way to violence and despair. This is the story a family's collapse, but also a young boy's dream to escape the misery of the suburbs with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join a rock'n'roll band and get out of town for good.
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              ISBN 9781489411716
              Published AU 1 Aug 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home
               

              Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              Read by Barnes, Jimmy

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $42.49
              • Save $7.50
              • In Stock At Publisher

              From the rock legend turned master storyteller, this collection of non-fiction short stories is vintage Jimmy. Outrageous, witty, warm and wise, Killing Time shares more than 40 yarns from an epic life - a dazzling collection of tall tales, out-takes and B-sides from one of Austr...alia's finest storytellers.
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              ISBN 9781460786000
              Published AU 7 Oct 2020
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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