Andrew Stafford - BOOKED OUT

Tuesday 02 July 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
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ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay is in-conversation with Andrew Stafford discussing his memoir Something To Believe In.

A memoir of music, madness and love from the author of the cult classic Pig City.

For Andrew Stafford, music was a way up and a way out. There was just one little problem: he couldn’t play. Because those who can do and those who can’t review, he carved out a niche writing about it instead.

This is the story of a self-confessed wannabe’s life: of growing up in public, of family, of falling in and out of love, and music, sweet music, everywhere.

Written with enormous heart and a thumping rhythm, Something To Believe In is an uncompromising, inspiring book for anyone whose life has been saved by rock & roll.

Praise for Something To Believe In:

‘Written with great humanity and girded by a soundtrack to die for, this memoir is a punchy, unputdownable must-read.’ Peter Garrett

‘A soaring, sweat-soaked tribute to life’s two great miracles: music and waking up each day to hear it.’ Trent Dalton

‘This beautifully written book reminded me of how much music helps us navigate through life, in all its complicated glory.’ Myf Warhurst

‘Andrew Stafford takes us on an exhilarating ride through his life as birdwatcher, cab driver, roadie, son, lover and writer.’ Lindy Morrison

‘Lyrical, wise and full of wonder. Andrew Stafford strips himself bare with courage, candour, and vulnerability.’ Tracey Spicer

Andrew Stafford is a freelance journalist and the author of Pig City: From The Saints To Savage Garden, a musical and political history of Brisbane first published in 2004. Something To Believe In is his second book. You can find him on Twitter @staffo_sez and his Patreon page:

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