William McInnes, one of Australia's best-loved entertainers and authors, takes a look at the Aussie obsession with sports and pop culture.
A chance encounter in an auction house is the jumping-off point for William's inimitable take on our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture and the artefacts and memorabilia that both make us cringe with recognition and laugh with warm affection. His trademark humour and anecdotes litter this collection, making it a true delight.
These are truly Aussie stories: about us, and about the things - and the people - in our lives.
PRAISE FOR WILLIAM McINNES' WRITING
'warm, nostalgic, funny and undeniably Australian' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
'a natural storyteller' SUN-HERALD
'If there is a quintessence of Australianness at its best, William McInnes has distilled it.' THE AGE
Self-effacing, personal, poignant, funny - Manly Daily
a warm and irreverent look at the memorabilia that defines us - Who Weekly
a great book for anyone who enjoys a good yarn - Good Reading
William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular writers and actors. His books include the bestselling memoirs A Man's Got to Have a Hobby and That'd Be Right. In 2012 his book Worse Things Happen at Sea, co-written with his wife, Sarah Watt, was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and Indie Awards.
Also an award-winning actor and best known for his leading roles in Blue Heelers and SeaChange, William has won two Logies and an AFI Award for Best Actor in the film Unfinished Sky. He recently starred in the TV dramas Deep Water and Rake.
William grew up in Queensland and lives in Melbourne with his two children.