When:Wed, 12th Aug
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where:Shop L38 Westfield Woden , Keltie Street , Woden , 2606 , AU
You are invited to Harry Hartog Woden to meet Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor of The Australian, as he launches his memoir:
'When We Were Young and Foolish: a memoir of my misguided youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull & other reprobates'.
Special guest, Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenburg will be launching the book on the night.
The event will be held:
Wednesday 12 August from 6:00pm
Harry Hartog Bookseller
Keltie St ACT 2606
Parking is available in the Fresh Food Car Park underneath Coles and Woolworths.
Free entry - please note that seating will be limited.
(02) 6232 5832;
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Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.
By chance, Greg Sheridan's early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who now make up Australia's political leadership. At university Tony Abbott was his best friend; he became close to Peter Costello as well as Labor figures Michael Danby and Michael Easson. As a young journalist on The Bulletin he became friends and colleagues with Bob Carr and Malcolm Turnbull. When he first joined The Australian he was posted to China, there to befriend another future leader, Kevin Rudd. When We Were Young and Foolish is a memoir that traces not only his own journey from impoverished childhood in Sydney's inner west, on to his formative years at university and then The Bulletin, but in doing so also illuminates the formative years and experiences of his friends would who go on to be prime ministers, premiers and senior cabinet ministers. It offers new and personal insights into the people they were as students and twentysomethings, and the events, philosophies, demons and relationships that helped make them the people they are. “Trevor Kennedy, who hired me as well as Bob [Carr] at The Bulletin, once told me he gave me a chance because he could see that I had that ‘quarrelsome, difficult, argumentative’ personality that is so often useful in journalism
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Greg Sheridan is the Foreign Editor of The Australian, and a highly regarded journalist. He is active across radio and television, as well as print. He first worked at The Bulletin magazine in 1979, and joined The Australian in 1984. Writing on and from the Asian region since the 1980s, he specialises on Asian politics and has written four books on the topic, plus a book an Australian and US relations.