JIMMY BARNES EVENTS AT HARRY HARTOG
Harry Hartog Bookseller is excited to present three events with everyone’s favourite elder statesman of Australian Rock, Mr Jimmy Barnes. Jimmy’s autobiography Working Class Boy is a powerful reflection on a traumatic childhood, which fuelled the excess and recklessness that would define, but almost destroy, the rock'n'roll legend. Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny, this is a childhood memoir burning with the frustration and frenetic energy of teenage sex, drugs, violence and ambition for more than what you have.
JIMMY BARNES BOOK SIGNING at Harry Hartog Miranda
Westfield Miranda, 600 Kingsway, Miranda NSW 2228
Wednesday 21 September 2016, 4pm to 6pm
JIMMY BARNES BOOK SIGNING at Harry Hartog Woden
Friday 23 September 12:30pm to 2pm
Westfield Woden, Keltie St, Woden ACT 2606
Event Details: Signing will be held in Westfield Woden's Centre Court. For more information (02) 6232 5832.
Harry Hartog Kotara After Hours: JIMMY BARNES and FELICITY BIGGINS in conversation
Where: Newcastle Museum, McIntyre Theatrette, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW 2300
When: Friday 7 October, 5:45pm for 6pm to 8pm
Bookings essential: $15 per person. Book and ticket packages available. Limited seats, please book early. Go to jimmybarnesatharryhartogkotara.eventbrite.com.au or call (02) 49522522.
Event Details: Felicity Biggins will be in conversation with Jimmy Barnes for 45minutes from 6pm, after which Jimmy will be available for photographs with audience members until 8pm. Harry Hartog Kotara will have signed books available for sale on the night, but there will be no time for personalised signings.
ABOUT WORKING CLASS BOY
Available 19 September 2016
Long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the tall tales of success and excess, James Dixon Swan was a working class boy whose family made the journey from Scotland in search of a better life. 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 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. It is the story of how James Swan became Jimmy Barnes.