By Bob Ellis

Bob Ellis: In His personal Words showcases the simplest of Ellis’s celebrated and much-loved essays, speeches, diaries and scripts, as well as formerly unpublished paintings, archival images, and reflections from shut family and friends. Compiled by way of Ellis’s widow, Anne Brooksbank, this assortment comprises the entire wit, acuity and outspokenness that we got here to anticipate from this inimitable wordsmith.

Bob Ellis: In His personal Words honours Ellis’s illustrious and prodigious writing legacy – it’s a souvenir for longtime Ellis enthusiasts that would additionally win him many new admirers.

‘The trust in a grand narrative, buttressed by means of the old school virtues of social democracy, clothed in a prose an angel could envy, characterized the lifestyles, paintings and politics of Robert James ‘Bob’ Ellis. His imprint on our movie tradition, theatre and in political observation was once large and his passing has created a scarcity that would be challenging to fill.’ —Michael Cooke

‘This is the memoir that Ellis – even if neither he nor a person else knew it – have been writing all along.’ —Erik Jensen

‘Bob Ellis isn't in basic terms the best prose author Australia has produced, he's most likely the best 3 or 4 of them.’ —Guy Rundle

‘The inestimable Ellis teaches us that nobody may still ever be embarrassed about their bleeding heart.’ —Marieke Hardy

Bob Ellis is the writer of over twenty books, fifty-five screenplays, 200 poems, political speeches, 100 songs and thousand movie stories. His books contain the bestselling Goodbye Babylon, So It is going, The Capitalism Delusion and First Abolish the Customer. He co-wrote the vintage motion pictures Newsfront, Fatty Finn, guy of Flowers and Goodbye Paradise, and wrote and directed Nostradamus Kid. He had an extended and shut involvement with politics, masking as a journalist twenty-five campaigns in Australia, the united kingdom, and the united states, and writing speeches for Kim Beazley, Bob Carr between others. Bob Ellis died in April 2016.

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