Your Mother Would Be Proud: True Tales of Mayhem and Misadventure

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Allen & Unwin, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 424 pages
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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 . . .
 

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Contents

Jim Morrison and the Deev Shelf
1
Nicole Kidman Was My Girlfriend
12
One Night in Jena
17
The Horse Whimperer
26
Go To Your Room
38
Lucky
40
How Not To Finish Something
51
How To Turn Your Sons into Hommoseckules
56
After All Youre Just Talking Meat
230
The Banter Clause
239
Mrs Williamson the MILF
246
Memoirs of a HasBeen TV Reporter
251
Brad and the Manzel Room
263
The Greatest Love of All
266
Laundry
274
Go To Your Room
280

Herbal Tea with Kylie
64
Go To Your Room
75
Cringe Carousel Chronicles
87
Beers Beards and Bashings
90
Devils Lullaby
101
With Friends Like These
107
Go To Your Room
118
My Life as a Fluffy Boy
119
The Inspiration of the Nation
129
Leave No Sandwich to Curl Upwards
143
Had a Skinful
146
Lessons Learned
157
Anatomy of a StitchUp
160
Go To Your Room
173
One Night in Heaven
176
Better Out Than In
182
Case of the Ex
186
Id Like to Thank the David Jones Makeup Counter
191
Go To Your Room
197
Potential
202
Confessions From the Graveyard Shift
213
My Arrest
220
I Hate You Demi Moore
224
Go To Your Room
227
When Once is More Than Enough
283
The Time I Saw an Indie Superstars Vagina
287
Settling for It
291
Not Exactly an Armchair Ride to the Top
299
Go To Your Room
309
Lo Importante Importa
313
Taping One for the Team
316
I Stole Gene Simmons Pussy LineUp
325
How to Blackmail by the Stars
330
Go To Your Room
336
Go To Yor Room
340
Billy the Bottle
344
Fathers Day 1982
348
Dont Be So Negative
351
Nothing Exceeds
356
Go To Your Room
358
The Time of the Great Pegging
359
Volkwagens Float but the Excuses Dont
368
The Enemies of Rock n Roll
370
Go To Your Room
374
Leisure Suit Lisa in the Land of Lounge Lizards
378
Show Business
386
About the authors
402
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About the author (2009)

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.

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