A Private Life: Fragments, memories, friends by Michael Kirby

By Michael Kirby

'a reflective, beneficiant and eloquent book.' - Sydney Morning Herald

' [A] gracious memoir.' - Weekend Australian

'Michael Kirby writes with nice humour and impressive warmth.' - Canberra Times

'[A] fascinating and oddly relocating number of autobiographical excursions.' - Saturday Age

Michael Kirby is certainly one of Australia's such a lot famous public figures. At a time of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly at the matters which are very important to him. Even those that disagree with him were moved via the braveness required of him to come back out as a high-profile homosexual guy, which from time to time has prompted him to be subjected to the main outrageous attacks on his character.

This is a suite of memories during which we will notice the personal Michael Kirby. It permits the general public determine to talk in his personal voice, with none middleman. He opens up as by no means earlier than approximately his formative years, approximately being homosexual, approximately his forty-three-year courting with Johan van Vloten, approximately his non secular ideals or even approximately his younger infatuation with James Dean.

Beautifully written, reflective and beneficiant, in that hot and lightly self-deprecating voice that's so attribute of him, it is a memoir that Michael Kirby's many admirers were ready for.

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