‘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. Please note: Jimmy Barnes will not be singing at this event. 

Supported by the City of Parramatta.

Richard Glover (Australian)

Richard Glover

Richard Glover's latest book is The Land Before Avocado, an anti-nostalgia book about Australia in the 60s and 70s. He's the author of the bestselling memoir Flesh Wounds, writes regularly for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Washington Post, and presents the comedy show Thank God It's Friday on local ABC Radio.