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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Get Up Mum
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'It’s 1992 in Burnie, Tasmania and 12-year-old Justin lives alone with his mum. When she is well, Mum is perfect. She knows he likes his carrots raw and his toast cooled, and she knows how to sooth his growing pains. But when she is sick she cries uncontrollably and never gets out of bed.

'High school is on the horizon and Justin is bursting with adolescent energy. But his mum’s mental illness hangs over him like a shadow and he feels the need to grow up fast.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Get Up Mum Justin Heazlewood , Australia : ABC Radio National , 2019 19654313 2019 series - author radio play autobiography

'Get Up Mum is based on the childhood memoir of author Justin Heazlewood and charts one year in the life of a 12-year old growing up in Tasmania in the early '90s.

'As a child, Justin had a hobby — obsessively capturing the voices of his family and friends on tape, including his Mum who lives with schizophrenia.

'This series is an intimate portrait of what it is like to be both a kid and a carer, and a time capsule of one family's life trying to comes to grips with mental illness in the best way they can.

'So pop in a tape and catch Justin's story, as he switches between love and loneliness, cuddles and chaos, and his quiet lament: "of all the voices Mum hears, I wish one of them could be mine."'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 May 2018.

      ISBN: 9781925584011

Other Formats

  • Dyslexic edition.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon A Conversation with Justin Heazlewood David Little (interviewer), Melbourne : Readings , 2019 23469675 2019 single work podcast interview

'Readings bookseller David Little chats with Justin Heazlewood about his memoir, Get Up Mum.'  (Production summary)

What's It Like to be 12 and Looking After a Mentally Ill Parent? Elizabeth Flux (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 21 May 2018;
Extraordinary Routines : Justin Heazlewood Madeleine Dore (editor), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , June 2018;

'...Justin Heazlewood – songwriter, actor, humorist and author of new memoir Get Up Mum (Affirm Press) – shares his daily routine and his experience of the book writing process, from the thrill of routine to dealing with the hole in your days when you finish a big project, and his advice to writers and artists.' (Introduction)

Justin Heazlewood : Get Up Mum EA , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 May - 1 June 2018;

— Review of Get Up Mum Justin Heazlewood , 2018 single work autobiography

'Justin Heazlewood – best known as the ARIA award-nominated comedian The Bedroom Philosopher – had his very first bad memory aged six. His mother told his nan and pop they’d never see their grandchild again. With the little boy bawling, she dragged him to the car, slammed the door and drove off.'  (Introduction)

Justin Heazlewood : Get Up Mum EA , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 26 May - 1 June 2018;

— Review of Get Up Mum Justin Heazlewood , 2018 single work autobiography

'Justin Heazlewood – best known as the ARIA award-nominated comedian The Bedroom Philosopher – had his very first bad memory aged six. His mother told his nan and pop they’d never see their grandchild again. With the little boy bawling, she dragged him to the car, slammed the door and drove off.'  (Introduction)

Extraordinary Routines : Justin Heazlewood Madeleine Dore (editor), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings [Online] , June 2018;

'...Justin Heazlewood – songwriter, actor, humorist and author of new memoir Get Up Mum (Affirm Press) – shares his daily routine and his experience of the book writing process, from the thrill of routine to dealing with the hole in your days when you finish a big project, and his advice to writers and artists.' (Introduction)

What's It Like to be 12 and Looking After a Mentally Ill Parent? Elizabeth Flux (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 21 May 2018;
y separately published work icon A Conversation with Justin Heazlewood David Little (interviewer), Melbourne : Readings , 2019 23469675 2019 single work podcast interview

'Readings bookseller David Little chats with Justin Heazlewood about his memoir, Get Up Mum.'  (Production summary)

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  • Burnie, Burnie area, Northwest Tasmania, Tasmania,
  • 1992
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