Sydney Writers’ Festival Giveaway: Jimmy Barnes (Parramatta)

Sydney Writers’ Festival Giveaway: Jimmy Barnes (Parramatta)

working-class-boyWow, 5 x doubles passes to giveaway to see Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes discuss his bestselling memoir ‘Working Class Boy.’

To win, comment on the Facebook post, explaining in 25 words or less why you love Jimmy Barnes, then tag the friend you want to bring along. Winners announced 11am Monday 15 May.

When: Friday, 26 May 2017

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets.

What: ‘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,’ says rock legend Jimmy Barnes of his memoir Working Class Boy. Jimmy talks to the ABC’s Richard Glover, reflecting on his family’s migration from Scotland to Australia, his traumatic and violent childhood, and his dream of escaping the suburbs by joining a rock ’n’ roll band.

For further information click this link to visit the Sydney Writers’ Festival website.

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                  Publisher details

                  Working Class Boy
                  Author
                  Jimmy Barnes
                  Publisher
                  HarperCollins
                  Released
                  19 September, 2016

                  Synopsis

                  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.See our live interview with Jimmy below:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ0ntUadmXQ
                  Jimmy Barnes
                  About the author

                  Jimmy Barnes

                  Jimmy Barnes is a Scottish-born rock singer/songwriter who grew up in Adelaide. His career, both as a solo performer and as the lead vocalist of the legendary band Cold Chisel, has made him one of the most successful and distinctive artists in Australian music history. A prolific songwriter and performer, Jimmy has been a storyteller for more than forty years; sharing his life and passions with Australians of all ages at over ten thousand gigs throughout his adopted homeland. He has amassed more #1 albums in Australia than the Beatles.Jimmy has sold over 12 million albums and he has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice.

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