Courtesy of Allen and Unwin
y A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends selected work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Michael Kirby is one of Australia's most admired public figures. At a time of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly on the issues that are important to him. Even those who disagree with him have been moved by the courage required of him to come out as a high-profile gay man, which at times has caused him to be subjected to the most outrageous assaults on his character.

'This is a collection of reminiscences in which we can discover the private Michael Kirby. It allows the public figure speak in his own voice, without any intermediary. He opens up as never before about his early life, about being gay, about his forty-two year relationship with Johan van Vloten, about his religious beliefs and even about his youthful infatuation with James Dean, which sent him on a sentimental journey to Dean's home town in the year 2000, an adventure he here wryly recalls.

'Beautifully written, reflective and generous, in that warm and gently self-deprecating voice that is so characteristic of him, this is a memoir that Michael Kirby's many admirers have been waiting for.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my father, Don Kirby.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      Courtesy of Allen and Unwin
      Extent: xiv, 200p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography (p.193-194) and index.
      ISBN: 9781742376202 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Sarah Burnside , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics & History , March vol. 58 no. 1 2012; (p. 145-147)

— Review of Michael Kirby : Paradoxes and Principles A. J. Brown 2011 single work biography ; A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
The Burden of Closeted Caution Joshua Rosner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
Finely Judged Recollections Peter Craven , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
A Life Without Judgement Roy Williams , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
A Voice for the Outsiders Ross Fitzgerald , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 November 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
The Burden of Closeted Caution Joshua Rosner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
Finely Judged Recollections Peter Craven , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 8 October 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
A Life Without Judgement Roy Williams , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 October 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
A Voice for the Outsiders Ross Fitzgerald , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 November 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
Untitled Sarah Burnside , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Politics & History , March vol. 58 no. 1 2012; (p. 145-147)

— Review of Michael Kirby : Paradoxes and Principles A. J. Brown 2011 single work biography ; A Private Life : Fragments, Memories, Friends Michael Kirby 2011 selected work autobiography
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