Your Mother Would Be Proud

True tales of mayhem and misadventure

Edited by Tamara Sheward and Jenny Valentish
AUD $32.99
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The famous, the infamous and a few odd bods you've never heard of, share their outrageous, shocking, hilarious and all too true confessions of the stupidest and most disastrously embarassing times of their lives.

Whether it's cartwheeling naked across a rugby field in front of an audience of one billion (including your dad); playing eleven-minute soft rock tracks on night-shift radio as cover for some adult magazine fumblings; getting your appendix removed to avoid an English lesson; or stealing KISS's groupies and charging the champagne to Gene Simmons' hotel room*, we've all done something in our dim, dark past that must never be spoken of again.

Yet, bizarrely, the editors of Your Mother Would Be Proud have managed to persuade a host of Australia's best-known celebrities, writers, comedians, actors and musos to immortalise some of their most scurrilous secrets in print. The result is one of the most revealing collections of true life confessions ever to be compiled - and it's all for a good cause!

* All true stories, by the way, but you'll have to read the book to find out who, when, where and why . . .

Author bio:

JENNY VALENTISH is a journalist and has held staff jobs at Guitar + Bass, Club Confidential and Ralph, and is editor of Triple J's magazine, Jmag. TAMARA SHEWARD is the author of Bad Karma: Confessions of a Reckless Traveller in South East Asia, the author / illustrator of half-a-dozen kids' books, journalist / sub-editor at Triple ' s magazine, Jmag, and features in an upcoming Lonely Planet/National Geographic TV program.

Category: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781741756500
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: July 2009
Page Extent: 424
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Autobiography: general

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