Killing Time: Short stories from the long road home Hardcover – 7 October 2020
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- ISBN-13 : 978-1460759486
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1460759486
- Dimensions : 16.5 x 4 x 24.3 cm
- Publisher : HarperCollins - AU (7 October 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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. In the process, he has amassed more number one albums in Australia than The Beatles: five with Cold Chisel and twelve as a solo artist, including the iconic For the Working Class Man. Across his career Jimmy has sold over 12 million albums and he has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame twice. Jimmy's childhood memoir, Working Class Boy, became a number one bestseller and won the Australian Book Industry Award (ABIA) for Biography of the Year in 2017. His sequel, Working Class Man, won him a second ABIA for Biography of the Year in 2018. He is the only author to win back-to-back ABIAs for a non-fiction title. Having sold more than 500,000 copies, the books have become Australian classics and established Jimmy as one of our finest storytellers. The Stories & Songs live production, based on the memoirs, sold out more than a hundred shows, attracted unanimous critical acclaim and inspired the documentary film Working Class Boy, which topped the box office in late 2018. Jimmy lives in New South Wales, with his wife, Jane.
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I have written 58 Christian books myself and as a writer, I love to read in my spare time, and I am especially impressed with Jimmy's writing style. He is honest, transparent, a bit of a bloke and charming. He is sensitive, caring, and precious in the way he opens up to the readers with what he has to say. I am enjoying this book and for the price, I know I have hundreds of pages now that will simply be a bonus, because the story you have given me enough has come true. You have already given me enough and shown me what a beautiful individual you really are.
If you read this jimmy, my prayers are going up for you tonight.
I have read another yarn of Jimmy's now about a racehorse he calls Big Jim. It was also endearing to me as I once owned a share in a racehorse and used to get caught up in the racing scene. Jimmy can certainly rip a touching yarn and this book is full of promise
Clearly written from a happier place of love, family and acceptance.
A stark contrast to the often traumatic and painful lonely journey outlined in the earlier two memoirs.
My favourite story is about Jimmy's cameo in Kirin J Callahan's song & video for Big Enough in 2017 which has become a meme. It's a hoot.
All told by a man with the biggest heart in rock n roll. In all of his 3 books, Jimmy completely avoids all of the over hyped and self mythologised cliched BS. He just lays it all out in its truth, openness and honesty. An absolute joy to read. Some heroes don't wear capes!