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y Here Comes the Sun single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'An inspirational and heart-wrenching memoir of fame, schizophrenia, struggle and love by Sunnyboys frontman Jeremy Oxley and his wife Mary Oxley Griffiths.

'Jeremy Oxley was diagnosed with schizophrenia aged 22, at the height of his fame as singer of the popular band Sunnyboys. Terrified and in denial, he tried to hide his diagnosis from family, band mates and friends, who attributed his erratic and sometimes terrifying behaviour to drug and alcohol abuse.

'Following harrowing experiences with the woeful mental health services of the day, Jeremy took himself off his prescription drugs and self-medicated with alcohol, gradually alienating friends and family alike till he became a hermit living in a small town in New South Wales, shut off from any kind of life or support.

'A Sunnyboys fan, Mary Griffiths was a nurse who had been widowed for five years with young twin boys. After being shocked to discover how Jeremy was living, she and her sons determined to find him and help him. At their first meeting, Mary was able to see through Jeremy's illness and recognise signs of the sensitive, beautiful and frightened man within. Her boys instantly loved him and he in turn was immediately calm around them.

'Jeremy's willingness to get well under Mary's guidance was driven by a deep desire to have the things we all mostly take for granted: a loving family, security, and control of his health and life. Slowly, painfully, but together, Jeremy and Mary put everything into reclaiming his life and building a family.

'That struggle is told here for the first time by Mary and Jeremy, whose distinctive voices trace Jeremy's remarkable journey from darkness to the light, and from the depths of despair to hope and love. It will move and inspire all who read it.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2015 .
      8092437740793997190.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 336p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2015
      ISBN: 9781760110093

Works about this Work

The Remaking of a Troubled Musician Andrew McMillen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Here Comes the Sun Jeremy Oxley Mary Oxley Griffiths 2015 single work autobiography
Sunny Side up for Troubled Pop Star Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 July 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Here Comes the Sun Jeremy Oxley Mary Oxley Griffiths 2015 single work autobiography
Here Come the Sun : Review Noel Mengel , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 August 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Here Comes the Sun Jeremy Oxley Mary Oxley Griffiths 2015 single work autobiography
The Remaking of a Troubled Musician Andrew McMillen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 July 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Here Comes the Sun Jeremy Oxley Mary Oxley Griffiths 2015 single work autobiography
Sunny Side up for Troubled Pop Star Owen Richardson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 July 2015; (p. 13)

— Review of Here Comes the Sun Jeremy Oxley Mary Oxley Griffiths 2015 single work autobiography
Here Come the Sun : Review Noel Mengel , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 August 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of Here Comes the Sun Jeremy Oxley Mary Oxley Griffiths 2015 single work autobiography
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