The provocative, entertaining, impassioned and inspiring memoir of Midnight Oil frontman, environmental activist and politician - a truly remarkable Australian.
Peter Garrett is a well-known activist, musician and former federal politician. A founding member of Midnight Oil, he was twice president of the Australian Conservation Foundation before entering parliament as the member for Kingsford Smith in 2004. He subsequently served as a minister in the Rudd/Gillard governments. Married with three children, he lives in Sydney.
John Birmingham says 'Big Blue Sky is not just a beautifully written autobiography, but also a social, cultural and political history of great depth and moment. ... it should endure within the national archive as a document of much greater significance than most political memoirs.'
Inside Story says 'He made mistakes; he compromised; sometimes he failed, sometimes he succeeded. And he is refreshingly honest about all this in the book.'
Listen to Peter Garrett interviewed by Andrew West on ABC Radio