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Childhood of an idiot

Author: Dom Harvey
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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I entered the world kicking and screaming in 1973. I put my theatrical entrance down to me craving a nicotine fix. Mum smoked, like a chimney, right through the nine months of pregnancy. As far as anyone knew back then smoking was good for the unborn child. I'm pretty sure smoking was even permitted in the Plunket rooms mum and I used to go to before I was born. How I survived to tell the tale of my young years is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harvey, Dominic, 1973-
Childhood of an idiot.
Auckland, New Zealand : Allen & Unwin, 2014
(OCoLC)893179383
Named Person: Dom Harvey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dom Harvey
ISBN: 9781743439036 1743439032
OCLC Number: 893483257
Description: 1 online resource (355 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Meet the Harveys; An Idiot is Born; The Hastings Years; Meet the Grandparents; Knucklebones, Hopscotch and Elastics; Stealing Milk Money; Pitch Invasions; Tapping Phones; Trivial Pursuit; Saving Things for Best; The School Baths Key; Permission to Swear; Car Cigarette Lighters; The Idiot Box; The Video Recorder; Toys and Games; School Reports; Illegal Music Downloads --
The 1980s Edition; Going to the Movies; The 10 Best Kids' Movies in the Eighties; Mum's Unhealthy Obsession with Lladro; Go Outside and Play Go Outside and Play (the Away Edition)I Discover the Other Use of My Penis; An Idiot Discovers Pornography; The Sanyo Portable Cassette Player; Lies My Mum Told; An Idiot Goes to High School; Schoolteachers: the Good, the Bad and the Bloody Ugly; The Time I Cheated, Got away With It, and Still Failed; School's Out Forever!; The Longest Renovation; Braces; Hello, Ladies!; Star-crossed Lovers; Lawn Prickles; White Dog Poo; The Fifty-cent Mix; Duraseal Covers; Sports and Me; Tennis Courts and Jogging Shorts; Fake IDs; In the Navy; An Idiot Gets a Job; The Sunday Drive Pre-digital Cameras and PhotographySchool Holidays on the Farm; The Christmas Holiday Road Trip; The Christmas Holiday in Whangamata; Where Are They Now: Mum; Where Are They Now: Dad; Where Are They Now: Bridget, Dan and Charlotte; Where Are They Now: Me
Responsibility: Dom Harvey.

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'I entered the world kicking and screaming in 1973. I put my theatrical entrance down to me craving a nicotine fix. Mum smoked, like a chimney, right through the nine months of pregnancy. As far as  Read more...

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