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Working class boy

Author: Jimmy Barnes
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. HarperCollins Publishers Australia 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiografie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Barnes
ISBN: 9781460752135 1460752139
OCLC Number: 1012851092
Description: x, 362 Seiten, 16 ungezählte Seiten Bildtafeln : Illustrationen, Porträts
Other Titles: Working class boy
Responsibility: Jimmy Barnes.

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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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