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Title:
Working Class Boy
Written by:
Jimmy Barnes 
Read by:
Jimmy Barnes 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
8 hours 37 minutes 
Published:
August 01 2017 
Available Date:
August 01 2017 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489411709 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Australian; Memoirs; Musician 
Publisher:
ABC Audio 
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'a stunning piece of work – relentless, earnest, shockingly vivid.'
The Australian

'A powerful, deeply emotional and transformative production.'
The Daily Telegraph

Raw, gritty, compassionate, surprising and darkly funny – Australian legend, Jimmy Barnes's unforgettable childhood memoir.

Long before Cold Chisel and Barnesy, long before the 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. WARNING: STRONG VIOLENCE, THEMES AND COARSE LANGUAGE

'You know you’ve been to a pretty good gig when the songs of your youth are redefined.That is just what this old Cold Chisel fan is feeling right now after spending a wonderful 150 minutes listening to Australian rock great Jimmy Barnes tell his life story with yarns and song.'
The West Australian

'... anyone seeking an emotional, dark, funny, exciting theatrical event – and a powerful singer still in great voice – will be thrilled.'
The Sunday Mail