Jack of All Trades, Mistress of One

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Australian TV icon Grahame Bond is best known as the foul-mouthed and quick-tempered Aunty Jack from the 1970s hit The Aunty Jack Show. In this hilarious and surprisingly touching memoir, Bond goes behind the scenes of his most famous creation to introduce the writers, actors, musicians, and other performers whom he came to consider his "imaginary family." Offering a no-holds-barred look at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) as well as into his personal life—recounting stories about his childhood in Marrickville with his sadistic Uncle Jack and his legendary boxing grandfather Benny Doyle—this autobiography discusses the changes Bond made to Australian comedy and culture. Whether describing his years in architecture school, his career in advertising, or his life onstage, Grahame Bond is always an extraordinary entertainer.

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Grahame Bond is a writer, a composer, an actor, and an Australian television icon.

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"When it comes to breathtaking originality, they don't come better than Bond. No wonder they named a university after him."  —Phillip Adams, Australian producer, writer, and satirist"Grahame is the funniest man I know, but as this book shows, he also writes beautifully."  —Geoffrey Atherden, Australian television writer, Mother and Son"Grahame held a Coney Island wobbly mirror in front of us, where we recognised the ridiculous human beings that we are."  —Charles Waterstreet, lawyer, film producer, and writer
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