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The Resource Working Class Boy

Working Class Boy

Label
Working Class Boy
Title
Working Class Boy
Statement of responsibility
Jimmy Barnes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A household name, an Australian rock icon, the elder statesman of Ozrock - there isn't an accolade or cliche that doesn't apply to Jimmy Barnes. But 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
Writing style
Award
Australian Book Industry Awards, Biography of the Year, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
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10546140
Cataloging source
NOV
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Barnes, Jimmy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Working Class Boy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03e5ecf7-6f58-4e04-a4bf-9fb18b47ed4d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460707005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Working Class Boy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:03e5ecf7-6f58-4e04-a4bf-9fb18b47ed4d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460707005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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